Bahrain: IAP Executive Committee member, Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain | Letter

PDF version (with footnotes) To: President James Hamilton, International Association of Prosecutors From: Toby Cadman, IAP Member Re: IAP Executive Committee member, Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain. Date: April 25, 2013 I write in relation to the above named Executive Committee member to … [Read more...]

Iran: Human Rights Lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani arbitrarily detained | Letter

To: Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei; President Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad From: Hugh Gwillim Re: Request for Furlough for Human Rights Lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani  Date: March 26, 2013 Lawyers’ Rights Watch of Canada (LRWC) requests that an appropriate bail for furlough be set for … [Read more...]

Colombia: Report of Judge Delegates of the Colombia Caravana | Report

PDF Version In April, 2013 the judge delegates of the Colombia Caravana issued the report of their findings. The Honourable Carol Huddart, retired justice of the BC Court of Appeal, attended the Caravana on behalf of LRWC. The judges found, inter alia, that: "[i]n all regions visited by the … [Read more...]

Canada: Free Omar Khadr Now – Dennis Edney Q.C. | Video

On April 16, 2013, Dennis Edney, Q.C., who has defended Omar Khadr on a pro bono basis for years, spoke concerning the illegal capture and detention of Mr. Khadr by U.S. Special Forces.  In 2002, the U.S. illegally detained 15-year-old Khadr in Bagram and Guantánamo Bay Prisons until he was … [Read more...]

Series: First Nations’ Rights – The Gap Between Law and Practice

PDF version Savage Anxieties - The Invention of Western Civilization ; Indigenous Rights and the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group case May 9/13 Professor Robert Williams explores justifications for conquest, war, acts of racist violence and colonial dispossession from the time of the ancient Greeks to … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders at Risk | Letter

To:  Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey, Fiscal General de la República de Guatemala, Ministerio Público; Mauricio López Bonilla, Ministro de Gobernación From: Naveen Mehta, General Counsel & Director of Human Rights, Equity, and Diversity, UFCW Canada Re: Guatemala – Human Rights Defenders at … [Read more...]

Tajikistan: Disappearance of Tajikistan lawyer | Letter

To: President of Tajikistan From: Amy E. Reier B.A., M.A., L.L.B Re: Mr. Salim Shansiddinov – disappearance of Tajikistan lawyer  Date: April 17, 2013 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a committee of Canadian lawyers, provides support internationally to lawyers in danger and promotes … [Read more...]

First Nations’ Rights Speaker Series: The Gap between Law and Practice – May 9, 2013

Savage Anxieties: Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights and the Not-So-Special Case of Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group v. Canada before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission Throughout the centuries, conquest, war, and unspeakable acts of racist violence and colonial dispossession have all been … [Read more...]

Colombia: Members of José Alvéar Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective v. Colombia | Amicus Curiae

LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) have prepared joint submission amicus curiae submissions for consideration by the IACHR in the matter of Members of José Alvéar Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective v. Colombia, Case No. 12.380 (English version | Spanish version). This case is based on … [Read more...]

Bahrain: IAP Executive Committee member Dr. Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain | Letter

Download To: Wendy Stephen, Q.C. From: Gail Davidson, Executive Director, LRWC Re: International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) Executive Committee member Dr. Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain  Date: April 17, 2013 It has come to our attention that Dr Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain, the Attorney … [Read more...]