Canada’s need to Respond to threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF Version 12 April 2019 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 111 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 E-mail: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Dear Minister, Re: Threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its … [Read more...]

Threats and reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF version 9 April 2019 President Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable John R. Bolton, National Security Advisor United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … [Read more...]

Turkey: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren Keskin

Full PDF Version   Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Dear Mr. Gül; Re: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren Keskin We write on behalf of Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Briefing to the Committee Against Torture on the Omar Khadr Case

On April 18, 2012, LRWC and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (CLMG) filed a report on the Omar Khadr case with the Committee Against Torture. To view the report, please click here. Also see related press releases: Press release of LRWC and CLMG, 1 June 2012 Press … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: PAIKIASOTHY SARAVANAMUTTU – Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives

On 20 August 2009, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu received an anonymous death threat. It had been typed in English and posted to his residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. According to its contents, Saravanamuttu was being targeted because of information he purportedly supplied to the European Union with … [Read more...]

DUNN BOSANGS – Political Activist

Dunn Bosangs is a political activist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo currently living as a refugee in South Africa. While attending a conference in South Africa in 2002, Mr. Bosangs learned that a warrant had been issued for his arrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and remained … [Read more...]

Chee Soon Juan – human rights defender

On February 7, 2006 in Singapore well-known political opposition leader Dr. Chee Soon Juan is appealing a summary judgment which highlights many issues of concern to Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the US based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (LCHR). Vancouver lawyer Howard Rubin … [Read more...]

J. B. JEYARETNAM

ABOUT J. B. JEYARETNAM Two appeals involving Singapore Parliamentarian and lawyer J.B. Jeyaretnam and freedom of speech issues were heard before Singapore's Court of Appeal in the week of July 23-28 2001. One appeal, relating to a bankruptcy order issued in January 2001 after JB Jeyaretnam … [Read more...]

Sierra Leone: HARRY YANSANEH – former editor of independent newspaper For di People

Harry Yansaneh, former acting editor of the independent newspaper For di people, and member of the Sierra Leone Chapter of Amnesty International and of the National League for Human Rights, died on July 28th, 2005 as a result of violent beatings he had been subjected to on May 10th, 2005 by a group … [Read more...]

Sierra Leone Law Libraries Project

Background: Between 1991 and 2000, the West African nation of Sierra Leone suffered a bloody and destructive civil war. Horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity were inflicted upon children, women and men. Buildings in urban areas, including the capital, Freetown, suffered serious damage, … [Read more...]