Kenya: Law Society of Kenya’s Response to Murder of Willie Kimani | Letter

Full PDF Version The High Court of Kenya ruled that lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their driver Joseph Muiruri were abducted and executed by police and allowed the Law Society of Kenya to seek compensation on behalf of the victims' families. Wednesday, August 17, … [Read more...]

Cambodia: International Law Duties to Investigate Serious Human Rights Violations | Report

Full PDF Version | Full Word Version Cambodia: The Duty to Investigate outlines international law and principles on the State duty to effectively investigate and remedy violations of the internationally protected right to life. These laws and principles support the recent call by five UN Special … [Read more...]

Iran: Arbitrary Sentencing and Detention of and Lack of Medical Treatment for Ms. Bahareh Hedayat and Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani | Letter

Full PDF Version 16 August 2016 Leader of the Islamic Republic His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Office of the Supreme Leader Shahid Keshvardoost Street Jomhuri Eslami Avenue Tehran, Iran Faxes: +98 21 649 5880 / 21 774 2228 Email: President Hassan … [Read more...]

LRWC Newsletter: June – July 2016 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | LRWC Publications | UN Human Rights Council | NGO News | Awards| LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in June and July Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS AND UPDATES BAHRAIN Joint letter calling for release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab On 13 June … [Read more...]

Canada: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Decision of Law Society of Upper Canada – Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518) | Case Summary

On 29 June 2016, the OCA handed down its decision in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518). Justice MacPherson, with both other judges agreeing, rejected TWU’s appeal, finding the original decision of the LSUC to have been made reasonably.  Gavin Magrath presented … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: LRWC Calls on Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion to Use His Influence to Ensure the Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi | Letter

Full PDF Version July 29, 2016 The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Email: Dear Minister Dion; Re: Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi from arbitrary detention in Saudi Arabia Lawyers’ Rights … [Read more...]

United Nations: Open Letter to ECOSOC Regarding the Committee on NGOs | Letter

Full PDF Version Open Letter to ECOSOC regarding the Committee on NGOs To: Member States of ECOSOC Cc: Chair of the Committee on NGOs, President of the General Assembly, President of the Human Rights Council, Member States of the UN General Assembly, UN Secretary … [Read more...]

Thailand: Amicus Curiae Brief in the Case of Andy Hall | Amicus Brief

Full PDF (English) | Full PDF Version (Thai) ภาษาไทย:  LRWC and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) prepared submissions to the court in criminal defamation proceedings by the Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. against human rights defender, Andy Hall, for his research on violations of labour rights … [Read more...]

Turkey: Law Society of England and Wales Calls for Re-Instatement of and Due Process for 2,745 Dismissed Judges | Letter

Full PDF Version The Law Society of England and Wales in a letter endorsed by LRWC, calls for re-instatement of and due process for the more than 2,700 judges summarily dismissed on 16 July 2016. The dismissals, which took place immediately after what is referred to as the ‘attempted coup,’ were … [Read more...]

Kenya: Enforced Disappearance and Extra-Judicial Killing of Lawyer Willie Kimani | Letter

Full PDF Version 21 July 2016 Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya State House, Statehouse Road P.O. Box: 40530 00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: Hon. William Ruto Deputy-President of the Republic of Kenya Office of The Deputy … [Read more...]