Canada Campaigns

Ensure Protection for Hostages as Victims of Trafficking | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (starts at 2:03:00) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children Date:                           9 June … [Read more...]

Canada: Statement to the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises | Statement

Full PDF Version Organization:     Lawyers Rights Watch Canada Speakers:          Part 1: Gail Davidson Part 2: Catherine Morris Date:                   Monday 29 May 2017 Re:                      Visit to Canada of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational … [Read more...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]

Canada: Reform Access to Information Act | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (Joint Letter) Full PDF Version (LRWC Letter to Joyce Murray) More than 50 civil society organisations and individuals endorsed an open letter calling on the Liberal Government to reform the Canada's Access to Information Act in accordance with pledges made during the election and … [Read more...]

Waleed Abu al-Khair and Dr. Cindy Blackstock Awarded Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award in Award Ceremony

Event Promo Poster (PDF) Law Society Gazette Coverage Event Photo Album Event Webcast Archive The Law Society of Upper Canada awarded the 2016 Human Rights Award at a 22 February Event, honouring Human rights defenders Waleed Abu al-Khair and LRWC Member Cindy Blackstock, PhD for their … [Read more...]

Event: The True Cost of the Site C Dam | Monday, April 3 – 7-9 PM

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Canada: Statement on Restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) 70 Canada-based organizations, including LRWC, endorsed a letter welcoming restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program (CCP) and objecting to expansion of the focus to include claims under sections 2, 3, 4, and 27 of the Charter. … [Read more...]

Canada: Urge Saudi Arabia to Immediately Release Waleed Abu al-Khair | Letter

Full PDF Version 20 December 2016 The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca   Dear Minister Dion: Re:      Request for Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair by Saudi Arabia LRWC writes … [Read more...]

Canada: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Decision of Law Society of Upper Canada – Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518) | Case Summary

On 29 June 2016, the OCA handed down its decision in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518). Justice MacPherson, with both other judges agreeing, rejected TWU’s appeal, finding the original decision of the LSUC to have been made reasonably.  Gavin Magrath presented … [Read more...]

Canada: The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act – Part II: A Call to Action | Article

Full PDF Version "The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act - Part II: A Call to Action" appears in the July 2016 edition of the Advocate (74 Advocate 529). This article was authored by the Honourable M. Anne Rowles and Connor Bildfell. A full PDF of this article is available … [Read more...]