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France/Canada: Court Blocks Release Order for Dr. Hassan Diab for the Eighth Time, Overturning Bail Decision of November 6 | Press Release
Turkey: UN Experts Call for Dropping of Terror Charges against Leading Human Rights Defenders | Press Release
Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note
China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Human Rights Lawyer Li Yuhan and Cease Investigations and Surveillance | Letter

The Right to Dissent: International law obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the right to participate in public affairs by engaging in criticism, opposition and dissent | Handbook

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LRWC Successes

Turkey: Eight Human Rights Defenders Released Pending Trial
Turkey: Lawyer Ramazan Demir Wins IBA Human Rights Award
Canada/USA: Boyle/Coleman Family Rescued
Argentina: Alberto Nisman Death Found to be Murder
Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Somchai Homlaor and Anchana Heemmina: CRIMINAL DEFAMATION CHARGES DROPPED 07/03/17
Khalafalla Al-Afif Mukhtar, Midhat A. Hamdan, Mustafa Adam: RELEASED 06/03/17
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Featured Letter

Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note Catherine Morris, BA, JD, LLM[1] 9 November 2017 Four pages plus references. Please send corrections to cmorris@peacemakers.ca or lrwc@portal.org. The catastrophic exodus of Rohingya people from Myanmar’s Rakhine State is being compared to the massive[2] flight from Rwanda at the time of its 1994 genocide. Since 25 … [Read More...]

Latest Newsletter

LRWC Newsletter: August – September 2017 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | UN Human Rights Council, 36th Session, 11 - 29 September 2017 | LRWC Members Working Pro Bono in August and September Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION AND UPDATE NEWS ARGENTINA Special Prosecutor Alberto … [Read More...]

 

 

LRWC Publications

The Right to Dissent: Now Available for Sale on Amazon | Press Release

Full PDF Version (Press Release) Full PDF Version (Right to Dissent Guidebook) Friday, March 3, 2017 PRESS RELEASE Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Announces the Release of The Right to Dissent Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) has published The Right to Dissent: A Guide to International Law Obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right of all […]

International Criminal Court: Report from the 15th Assembly of State Parties to the ICC | Report

Full PDF Version Report on 15th Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court by Lisa Barrett The 15th Assembly of State Parties (ASP15) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) met in The Hague from the 16th to the 24th of November 2016. Lisa Barrett attended the Assembly on behalf of Lawyers Right […]