LRWC releases its 2020 Annual Report | News

Full Annual Report 2020 (pdf) Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada has released its 2020 Annual Report featuring highlights of 2020 as well as summaries of countries of concern, publications and educational events in 2020. Below is review of 2020 by LRWC Executive Director, Catherine Morris, excerpted from … [Read more...]

USA: Attack on International Criminal Court: The US must immediately lift sanctions against ICC personnel | Statement

Full PDF (ENG)|  Cover Letter .PDF (ENG) UPDATE: US lifts sanctions against ICC effective 2 April 2021 USA: Attack on International Criminal Court The US must immediately lift sanctions against ICC personnel Statement 29 March 2021 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is deeply concerned … [Read more...]

Event: Maureen Webb: Book Launch & Lecture on “Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism”

Book Launch & Lecture on "Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism" Wednesday, March 31, 5:30PM–7:00PM PST, Via Zoom Webinar (Register here) Organized by SFU's Institute for the Humanities; co-sponsored by SFU's Vancity Office for Community … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Justice for the People of Dong Tam | Update and video

Previous LRWC Joint Letter (Link to post and PDF) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mNJminxbew LRWC is monitoring ongoing violation of fair trial rights of citizens of Dong Tam, Vietnam, several of whom have been sentenced to the death penalty or lengthy prison sentences in an unfair … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Charles Hector | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) 23 March 2021 His Excellency Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin Prime Minister of Malaysia Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia Fax: +60 3 8888 … [Read more...]

Iran: Imprisonment of Hoda Amid and the Harassment of Lawyers | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) BY PRIORITY AIRMAIL His Excellency Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran The Office of the Supreme Leader Tehran Province, Tehran, District 11, Islamic Republic of Iran Amsterdam, 16 March 2021 Subject: Imprisonment of Hoda … [Read more...]

Canada: Indigenous Nations, organizations and individuals support federal implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Open Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Full PDF (FR) LRWC signed an open letter published this week in The Hill Times. The letter was signed by 37 Indigenous Nations and governments and other organizations, and 125 human rights advocates, calling for the timely passage of Bill C-15, the proposed federal legislation to … [Read more...]

Iran: Arbitrary detention of lawyers carrying out legitimate professional work | Oral Statement to the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Joint oral video statement .pdf (EN) United Nations Human Rights Council, 46th Session Agenda Item 4- Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Islamic Republic of Iran 9 March 2021 United Nations Human Rights Council, 46th Session  Agenda Item 4- Interactive dialogue with … [Read more...]

“‘First They Ignore You’: Attempts to Thwart Human Rights Advocacy” | The Advocate March 2021

Full PDF (ENG) First published by The Advocate, Vol. 79, Part 2, March 2021 NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH CANADA By Catherine Morris “FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU”: ATTEMPTS TO THWART HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you ... And … [Read more...]

Turkey: Overbroad anti-terrorism laws used to persecute human rights lawyers | Joint Oral Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Link to the oral statement video Link to written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of … [Read more...]