ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | LRWC publication

Free .pdf download | Also available on CanLii Read the Foreword by Michel Forst Press release ATTACKING DEFENDERS: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY A guide to international law rights of human rights defenders Foreword After 13 years of negotiation, the United Nations … [Read more...]

Yemen: Overturn Death Sentence of Four Journalists Say Over 150 NGOs | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (ARA) / Full PDF (FRE) / Full PDF (SPA) Human right NGOs call on United Nations mechanisms and member states  to help save the lives of four Yemeni journalists who were sentenced to death in April 2020 in the capital Sana’a on charges of “spying” and “spreading false … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Arrest and Prosecution of Pro-Democracy Figures Contravenes International Law Obligations | Letter

Full PDF May 12, 2020 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Office of the Chief Executive 1 Tim Wa Avenue Tamar, Hong Kong Email: Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah Secretary of Justice for Hong Kong Department of Justice 5th floor, Main Wing, Justice … [Read more...]

COVID19: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples is at Risk

Link to Statement Over 20 organizations urge governments across the Americas to adopt culturally appropriate, timely and effective responses to guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples in the face of the pandemic April 21, 2020. In the face of the emergency caused by the spread of … [Read more...]

Don’t Violate Human Rights While Responding to COVID-19, Say 33 NGOs | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) | Meeting Webcast Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Joint NGO statement on civil and political rights Thursday, 09 April 2020 Civil society’s call to states:   we are in this together, don’t violate human … [Read more...]

US: Call to Immediately Lift US Sanctions Against Iran and Venezuela | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) 218 human rights groups and individuals call on the United States to immediately lift US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela and to keep the sanctions suspended or cancelled at least until the World Health Organization declares each country free of COVID-19. 17 … [Read more...]

China: Joint Statement Concerning the Personal Freedom of Wang Quanzhang After His Release | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) 3 April 2020 Joint Statement Concerning the Personal Freedom of Wang Quanzhang After His Release Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is expected to be released after completing his sentence on 5 April 2020. Wang Quanzhang was arrested during … [Read more...]

LRWC Newsletter: February – March 2020 Edition

LRWC Action News and Updates | UNHRC Participation | Publications International Criminal Court | Working Pro Bono Cooperation with other NGOs Full PDF Version LRWC ACTION NEWS AND UPDATES COVID-19 United Nations - Suspend sanctions, ensure equal health services to the vulnerable … [Read more...]

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...]

Saudi Arabia: Samar Badawi Nomination for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Full PDF (ENG) Samar Badawi, human rights activist ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD NOMINATION February 14, 2020 Submitted on February 6, 2020. Nominee: Samar Badawi Country: Saudi Arabia Email: Website: Organization: Position at Organization: Phone (add country code if outside … [Read more...]