Implement Accountability Mechanisms for Council Members | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 19, at 35:27) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 5 – General Debate Date:                           16 June 2017 Speaker:                      Mr. Joseph Doyle Oral … [Read more...]

Pakistan and Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Require Access to Protective Measures | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 25, at 43:37) The following statement prompted a reply from the delegation of Cameroon, which can be viewed here (Chapter 81, at 02:21:56) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Ensure Independent Legal Profession and Remedy Threats and Attacks Against Lawyers | Joint Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Forthcoming The following statement was delivered by Joseph Doyle, LRWC's Representative, on behalf of LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers. Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item: Item 4 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special … [Read more...]

States Must Ensure Independent Judiciary | Joint Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 1, at 04:34) The following statement was delivered by Laure Elmaleh of the International Bar Association, on behalf of Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and other NGOs. United Nations Human Rights Council 35th Regular Session 06 June to … [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...]

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...]

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

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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...]

Viet Nam: Report on Viet Nam’s failure to implement 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations | Joint Report

Full PDF Version Report on Viet Nam's failure to implement 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations. Viet Nam accepted recommendations to ensure: access to legal counsel; freedom of expression rights; and, a favourable working environment of human rights defenders and lawyers. The … [Read more...]

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...]