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...]

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...]

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...]

Mass Arrest, Detention and Disappearance of Lawyers and Other Rights Advocates in China: Report to the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Full PDF Version Mass arrest, detention and disappearance of lawyers and other rights advocates in China Since 9 July 2015, the Government of the People’s Republic of China (China) has conducted country-wide reprisals against criminal defence and human rights lawyers, law firm staff, family … [Read more...]

CSO Joint Statement: Report of the 3rd Session of the Working Group on the Right to Peace, 25 May 2015

Full PDF Version This joint statement request the Council: To extend the mandate of the Working Group on the Right to Peace. To invite the Working Group to renew the negotiation of the future Declaration of the United Nations on the Human Right to Peace, taking into account its essential … [Read more...]

CSO Joint Statement to the 3rd Session of the Working Group on the Right to Peace | Written Statement

Full PDF Version The Spanish Society for International Human Rights, LRWC and 45 other CSOs presented a joint statement to the 3rd Session of the Working Group on the Right to Peace criticizing the second draft declaration on the right to peace for failing to incorporate the essential elements of … [Read more...]

Turkey: UPR Submission, June 2014 | Joint Submission

Full PDF Version This submission outlines L4L’s and the Law Society’s key concerns regarding Turkey’s compliance with its international and national human rights commitments to guarantee effective access to legal services provided by an independent legal profession as set out in the Basic … [Read more...]

Turkey: Submissions on the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey from LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch | Report

 Full PDF Version  This submission outlines key concerns regarding Turkey’s compliance with its international and national human rights commitments to guarantee effective access to legal services provided by an independent legal profession as set out in the Basic Principles, which is required … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with UPR Recommendations | Report

Full PDF Version Joint written statement by Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada[1] to the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Agenda Item 6 – UPR Outcomes, Viet Nam Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with UPR Recommendations Introduction Lawyers for … [Read more...]

Colombia: Failure to Fulfill Duties in Response to Attacks on Lawyers | Report

Full PDF Version Colombia: Failure to fulfill duties in response to attacks on lawyers LRWC calls on the Human Rights Council to fulfill its duty to promote and protect the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms in Colombia by calling on Colombia to act urgently to: Prevent … [Read more...]