Audio / Visual

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...]

The UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: An overview by Marcia Kran, member of the UN Human Rights Committee | 10 December 2020

Marcia Kran Lecture .pdf | More about the webinar  Amplifying the Impact of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies on the Enjoyment of Human Rights:  Opportunities for Civil Society Action  Marcia V. J. Kran, O.C., Member of the UN Human Rights Committee[1] Lawyers Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

International Human Rights Day: An overview of the UN Human Rights System | Webinar on 10 December 2020

UPDATED: See the speaking notes for Marcia Kran's lecture on the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies 10 December 2020 If you attended: 1.5 hours of CPD credits available for BC and Ontario lawyers Organized and hosted by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada 12:30-2:00 pm Pacific | 3:30-5:00 pm … [Read more...]

China: Oral Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) See the oral video statement as shown at the UN Human Rights Council (00:52:48) See the full Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons (Part 1) | Part 2 NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the … [Read more...]

Turkey and Iran: Oral Statement to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) | Joint video statement

Full PDF Statement (ENG) See the oral video statement as seen at the UN Human Rights Council (at 1:36:50) See the full Interactive Dialogue with the WGAD NGOs in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Video Intervention: Check against … [Read more...]

Transferring to Torture: Canada Human Rights and Detainees | Michael Byer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-fezviKVpo Michael Byers examines whether the transfer of people captured in Afghanistan by the Canadian Armed Forces to Afghan authorities violated international law including the Geneva Conventions, the Convention against Torture and the Rome Statute. Michael … [Read more...]

LRWC, Mining Watch Canada, Rights Watch and Others Call for Justice in Honduras | Video

LRWC, Mining Watch Canada, Rights Watch and others are calling for justice in Honduras. Videos can be viewed here. … [Read more...]

Claire L’Heureux-Dubé – The Development of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Full Text (.doc) Mme Claire L'Heureux-Dubé traces the development of international human rights law from foundation of the United Nations to the creation of major human rights instruments and their incorporation into domestic legal systems throughout the world. Mme L'Heureux-Dubé, retired … [Read more...]

First Nations’ Rights Speaker Series: The Gap between Law and Practice – Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children | Video

Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.1 Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.2 Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.3 Cindy Blackstock: Justice for Children Pt.4 … [Read more...]

Legal Aid: A Right or a Privilege | Video

Author Lois Leslie explains international law rights to legal aid and how legal aid in BC fails to comply with international law standards. The panelists identify the consequences of inadequate legal aid and suggestions for change. Panelist are: Austin Cullen, Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme … [Read more...]