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States Must Cooperate with UN Technical Assistance In Ensuring Independence and Integrity of Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 37, at 01:06:02) Check Against Delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item:                 Item 10 – General Debate: Technical assistance and capacity-building Date:                 28 … [Read more...]

Need to Develop Mandatory Code of Conduct for Members of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 79, at 02:19:01) Check Against Delivery Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 4 – General Debate:   Council members must comply with human rights duties Date:                   … [Read more...]

Accountability for Non-Complying Council Members, China and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 20 - starts at 35:50) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 3 – General Debate Date:                           12 June 2017 Speaker:                      Mr. Joseph … [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...]

Saudi Arabia: LRWC and Others Nominate Waleed Abu al-Khair for the 2017 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC, the Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Union Internationale des Avocats joined to nominate imprisoned Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights defender Waleed Abu al-Khair for the American Bar Association 2017 International Human Rights Award. The … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Waleed Abu al-Khair Earns Human Rights Award | Human Rights Watch Press Release

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Arabic) For Immediate Release Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award Waleed Abu al-Khair Serving 15 Years for Peaceful Activism (Beirut, February 20, 2017) – The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Hands off Samar Badawi, says LRWC | Letter

Full PDF Version 17 February 2017 VIA FAX & EMAIL TO: His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Office of His Majesty the King Royal Court, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): + 966 … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Immediately Release Wrongfully Detained Sudanese Social Justice Activists Waleed Imam and Algasim Mohamed Sidahmed | Letter

Full PDF Version Waleed Imam (Al-Waleed Imam Hassan Taha) and Algasim Mohamed Sidahmed (Al-Qasem Mohammad Sayyed Ahmad), Sudan nationals working in Saudi Arabia were arrested by Saudi authorities on 20 December 2016, are being held incommunicado in a secret location and are at risk of … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: LRWC Requests Support of Petition to Release Waleed Abu al-Khair to Receive Law Society of Upper Canada 2016 Human Rights Award | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Email: InfoDesk@ohchr.org; Diego García-Sayán Special Rapporteur of the Human Council on the … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Waleed Abu al-Khair | Letter

Full PDF Version VIA FAX TO: His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Office of His Majesty the King Royal Court, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): + 966 11 403 3125 His Royal … [Read more...]