Viet Nam: Response to Submissions Made by Government of Viet Nam in the Matter of Nguyễn Văn Đài | UN WGAD Petition

Full PDF Version In the Matter of NGUYỄN VĂN ĐÀI: On 17 April 2017 NGOs petitioning for the release of imprisoned Vietnamese lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài, filed a response to submissions made by Viet Nam on 6 April in reply to the petition filed by the petitioners on 25 November with the UN Working Group … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Need for an International Commission of Inquiry, and an Independent, Self-Governing Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream (Starts at 1:59:39) MYANMAR: Commission of Inquiry into persecution of Rohingya needed - The joint statement of LRWC, the ICJ and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, supporting a Commission of Inquiry and called for a proper investigation of … [Read more...]

UN Side Event “The Independence of the Legal Profession” | UN Side Event

Event Leaflet (PDF) On 16th March 2017, Lawyers for Lawyers, in partnership with the Law Society of England and Wales, is organising a UN side event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. LRWC is co-sponsoring the event along with various other NGOs. The side event will focus on … [Read more...]

Oral Statement to the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Starts at 56:03) Check Against Delivery Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 3 – Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Special … [Read more...]

Oral Statement to the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regarding Thailand, Cambodia, Honduras, India | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version Full DOC Version Video Stream Available Here (Starts at 02:40:46) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 – General Debate: Technical Assistance and Capacity-building Date: 28 September 2016 Speaker: Mr. Gavin Magrath Oral Statement to the 33rd … [Read more...]

Cambodia: LRWC Oral Statement to the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version Full DOC Version A video of this statement can be viewed here (statement begins at 1:00:54) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 - Cambodia Date: 28 September 2016 Speaker: Mr. Gavin Magrath Oral Statement to the 33rd Session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

United Nations: Open Letter to ECOSOC Regarding the Committee on NGOs | Letter

Full PDF Version Open Letter to ECOSOC regarding the Committee on NGOs To: Member States of ECOSOC Cc: Chair of the Committee on NGOs, President of the General Assembly, President of the Human Rights Council, Member States of the UN General Assembly, UN Secretary … [Read more...]

Oral Statement to the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regarding the Report of the Forum on Business and Human Rights and EMRIP review | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version A video of this statement can be viewed below (statement begins at 7:20) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 5 – Report of the Forum on Business & Human Rights and EMRIP review Date: 24 June 2016 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

The following joint oral statement by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre was submitted but was among the statements of  eleven NGOs that could not be delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … [Read more...]

Canada: Restoring the Space for Dissent in Canada | Joint Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version In this written submission, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) call on the Human Rights Council to continue to promote and protect the rule of law and human rights in Canada by monitoring the following issues and recommending … [Read more...]