Turkey: Call for Action to Protect Prisoners from COVID19 Pandemic | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Photo Credit: University of Dayton 25 March 2020 TURKEY: CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT PRISONERS FROM COVID19 PANDEMIC On March 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) characterized the outbreak of COVID-19 a “global pandemic”. Looking at the confirmed infection rates we … [Read more...]

Canada: International law obligations to suspend construction of pipeline and stop use of force against Wet’suwet’en | Legal Brief

Full .pdf legal brief | Press release Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Canada ignores UN call to suspend three mega-projects in BC  Modern international human rights … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Human Rights Violations and Corporate Accountability in the Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Oral Statement to the 43rd Session of the UNHRC

Live stream video, Chapter 27, 01:00:12 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4 Date: 9 March 2019 Speaker: Gabriella Casanova Oral Statement of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

UAE: Freedom of Expression Must Be Upheld At All Times, Not Only Tolerated During Hay Festival Abu Dhabi | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (ARA) 37 NGOs and 19 individuals call on Dubai to respect freedom of expression during the Hay Festival in Abu Dhabi (25 - 28 Feb) by releasing arbitrarily detained people including lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken, arbitrarily detained since July 2012, academic Fe. Nasser … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: HRC43: Jointly Reiterate Calls on Saudi Arabia to Release Human Rights Defenders and Address Key Benchmarks for Human Rights Reform | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi journalist International human rights organizations call on 40 states to again collectively oppose widespread serious human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia by:  joining other states to ensure sustained scrutiny by Council at its 43rd Session; … [Read more...]

United Nations: Support Consensus Renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (FRE) 43 NGOs call on all UN member states to support extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by: participating in negotiations on and co-sponsoring the resolution to extend the mandate; opposing attempts to dilute the mandate or … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Obligations| Press Release

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Photo credit: Amnesty Arrest of human rights monitors in breach of the Hong Kong government’s international obligations 11 February 2020 Today, 24 human rights organizations published an open letter to Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Photo credit: Amnesty JOINT OPEN LETTER - ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS 11 February 2020 Dear Chief Executive, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to you in regard … [Read more...]

Colombia: Recent Threats Against and Protective Measures for Human Rights Lawyer Adil Meléndez Márquez | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Adil Meléndez Márquez, human rights lawyer Photo credit: Colombia Caravana Pablo Elías González Monguí Director, Unidad Nacional de Protección Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 Puente Aranda Bogotá D.C. 111611 Colombia 3 February 2020 Re: Recent threats … [Read more...]

Toolkit for Lawyers at Risk

Module 1 | Module 2 | Module 3 “The freedom of lawyers to practise their profession without undue hindrance is an essential component of a democratic society..." On 24 January, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the IBAHRI in cooperation with its long-term partners – the Bar Human Rights … [Read more...]