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...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekci and Busra Cinkara | Letter

Full PDF Version Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekc, Büşra Cinkara (right) January 21, 2020 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adalet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations to … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Joint Petition

PDF (ENG) | PDF (FRE) | PDF (SPA) 10th DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER 24th January 2020 - PAKISTAN: A Struggle to Protect the Lawyers from Pakistan Petition The DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER is commemorated each year on 24 January. On that Day, 24 January 1977 four trade union lawyers … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Unconditionally Free Waleed Abu al-Khair Immediately | Letter

Full PDF January 14, 2020 His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): +966 11 403 3125 Email: info@moi.gov.sa His Excellency Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince of Saudi … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Suspend All Transfer and Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF Thursday, January 09, 2020 The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6 Email: Francois-Philippe.Champagne@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Mary Ng, MP Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and … [Read more...]

China: Immediately Release Arbitrarily Detained and Disappeared Lawyers and Activists | Letter

Full PDF Ding Jiaxi, 52, disbarred lawyer, former prisoner of conscience, and Beijing resident Source: Lawyers for Lawyers Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 People’s Republic of … [Read more...]

Canada: Exempt Mohamed Harkat from Deportation | Letter

Full PDF   December 10, 2019 The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P. Minister of Public Safety 269 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Canada K1A 0P8 Dear Minister Blair, Today is December 10, International Human Rights Day. Ironically, it also marks the 17th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat … [Read more...]