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Colombia: End Violence Against Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders | Joint Letter
Sudan: Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Adil Mohamed Al-Imam and Noura Hussein’s Legal Defence Team | Letter
Canada: Human Rights Records Reviewed at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review | Press Release
Cameroon: Ensure the Right to Protest and End Arbitrary Restrictions on Peaceful Demonstrations | Letter
Cameroon: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Five Detained Avenir Jeune de l’Ouest Members | Letter
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LRWC Successes

Turkey: Istar Gozaydin Acquitted of All Charges | 31 January 2018
China: Son of Detained Rights Lawyers Arrives in Australia After Battle to Leave China | News
Egypt: Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat Acquitted | News
France/Canada: French Judge Dismisses Allegations and Releases Hassan Diab from Prison | News
Honduras: Group of Experts Calls for International Supervision of Honduras police investigation in Berta Caceres’ murder | Press Release
Turkey: Eight Human Rights Defenders Released Pending Trial
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Featured Letter

Colombia: End Violence Against Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Español) Luis Guillermo Pérez, Colombian Human Rights Defender. Photo Credit: Peace Brigades International 14 May 2018 Dear President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, We write to you in the name of the signed organisations. We welcomed the signing of the Peace Accords at the end of November 2016 which put an end to a war of over half a century that left over 9 million victims and brought forward the opportunity to achieve lasting and … [Read More...]

Latest Newsletter

LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2018 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | UN Human Rights Council, 37th Session, 26 February - 23 March | Conferences and Global Campaigns | Annual General Meeting - 27 April 2018 | LRWC Members Working Pro Bono in February and March Full PDF … [Read More...]

 

 

LRWC Publications

Canada: Consular protection and diplomatic intervention | Submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Full .pdf version (with references) Consular protection and diplomatic intervention: International law duties to provide access to remedies for human rights violations against Canadians abroad Submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Parliament of Canada by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC)* 12 March 2018 Drafted by Catherine Morris, LRWC’s UN Liaison […]

The Law of Protest Workshop | Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers 2017 Annual Conference

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