Sudan: Continued Arrest and Detention of Peaceful Protesters and Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC welcomes the government’s recent announcement of the release of 186 detained protesters. However, we note that hundreds remain in detention and news reports indicate that the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) continues to arrest and detain lawyers and human … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Human Rights Committee Consideration of the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam | Report

Full PDF Version Vo An Don (left), Le Quoc Quan, Nguyen Van Dai (right) Viet Nam – The UN Human Rights Committee, during its 125th Session on 4-19 March 2019, will review Viet Nam’s compliance with the its legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. … [Read more...]

China: Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing of Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Wang Quanzhang, Human Rights Lawyer LRWC joined the Union Internationale des Avocats, the German Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers to object to the wrongful conviction and sentencing of lawyer Wang Quanzhang in … [Read more...]

Zimbabwe: Acts of intimidation against Mr. Okay Machisa, Ms. Beatrice Mtetwa and Pastor Evan Magwarire | Letter

Full PDF Version Okay Machisa, National Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association Photo Credit: ICJ 31 January 2019 The Honourable Emmerson Mnangagwa President of The Republic of Zimbabwe Munhumutapa Building Corner Samora Machel Ave & Sam Nujoma St. Harare, … [Read more...]

China: Statement Demanding an Acquittal of Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) / Full PDF Version (Chinese) 28th January 2019 Statement: Demanding an Acquittal of lawyer Wang Quanzhang On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court (the Court) gave its verdict on a prominent human rights lawyer Wang … [Read more...]

China: At Upcoming Session of Human Rights Council, States Should Pass Resolution to Address Human Rights Violations in the People’s Republic of China | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch LRWC joined 35 other civil society organizations in a Open Letter that calls States to hold China accountable to its international human rights obligations and on the Human Rights Council to pass a resolution to address widespread and … [Read more...]

Thailand: LRWC and ICJ Submit Amicus Brief to a Thailand Court in Criminal Defamation Proceedings Against Human Rights Defenders Sutharee Wannasiri and Nan Win

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (THAI) Human Rights Defender, Sutharee Wannasiri Photo Credit: FIDH On 25 January 2019, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted a joint amicus curiae brief in criminal defamation proceedings brought … [Read more...]

Sudan: Unlawful Restriction on Assembly and Protest in Sudan | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch Sudan: As protests against the cost of living and the authoritarian government sweep across Sudan, protesters have been killed, injured, arrested and arbitrarily detained by Sudanese police and security forces.. LRWC calls … [Read more...]

Turkey: Release of Şebnem Korur Fincancı from Arbitrary Detention | Letter

Full Word Version  / Full PDF Version Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Photo Credit: FIDH January 12, 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: … [Read more...]

Colombia: Daniel Ernesto Prado Albarracín at high risk due to his work as a lawyer for a number of victims in the emblematic case of “Los Doce Apóstoles” | Letter

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (SPA) Daniel Prado, lawyer with the CIJP Photo Credit: PBI Colombia 5 December 2018 Mr Iván Duque Márquez President of the Republic of Colombia Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Re. Daniel Ernesto Prado Albarracín … [Read more...]