Colombia: End Violence Against Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Español) Luis Guillermo Pérez, Colombian Human Rights Defender. Photo Credit: Peace Brigades International 14 May 2018 Dear President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, We write to you in the name of the signed organisations. We welcomed the … [Read more...]

Sudan: Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Adil Mohamed Al-Imam and Noura Hussein’s Legal Defence Team | Letter

Full PDF Version Sudan attempts to shut down public debate and prevent dissemination of information about the Noura Hussein case that has sparked a global cal for 'Justice for Noura'. Restrictions Sudan imposed on Noura Hussein's lawyer contravene international human rights law protections of … [Read more...]

Canada: Human Rights Records Reviewed at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review | Press Release

Full PDF Version To comply with international human rights law, Canada must: Ensure access in Canada, to remedies for victims of rights violations committed ourside Canada by Canadian corporations; increase its participation in and support for the Inter-American human rights system of the … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Ensure the Right to Protest and End Arbitrary Restrictions on Peaceful Demonstrations | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, 08 May, 2018 His Excellency Mr. Paul Biya President of the Republic of Cameroon Office of the President P.O. Box 100 Yaoundé, Cameroon Email:; Fax: +237 22 22 08 70 His Excellency Mr. Philemon Yang Prime … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Five Detained Avenir Jeune de l’Ouest Members | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC calls on the Government of Cameroon to immediately and unconditionally release the five detained AJO members and end the judicial harassment of all human rights defenders in Cameroon. On 20 and 21 April 2018, five members of the association Avenir Jeune de l’Ouest (AJO) … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release and Drop Charges Against Lawyer Eren Keskin | Letter

Full PDF Version Eren Kesken, internationally respected human rights lawyer faces over 100 politically motivated and prosecutions in reprisal for her effective human rights advocacy on behalf of minorities and for her reporting on issues involving Kurdish people. All charges against her fail … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Human Rights Committee Consideration of the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam | Joint Report

Full PDF Version Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Van Dai and Nguyen Trung Ton before the court during their trial LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers, both NGOs with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, have compiled a Joint Thematic Report for the UN Human … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately End Judicial Harassment and Guarantee Protection of Jan Capelle, Elvis Brown and other OFFGO members | Letter

Full PDF Version In Cameroon, Jan Cappelle, founder of OFFGO, an organization opposing land grabbing and promoting perservationi of farm land and gorilla habitat, and OFFGO's lawyer Elvis Brown face death threats for pursuing a complaint with the National Commission On Human Rights and Freedoms. … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Prevent and Punish Unlawful Killings of Lawyers | Letter

Full PDF Version The 8 August 2016 Quetta hospital bombing that killed 54 lawyers LRWC calls on the Government of Pakistan to fulfill its international law obligations to prevent and punish the unlawful killings of lawyers.  The LRWC letter refers to the unlawful killing of 61 lawyers … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release and Ensure Adequate Medical Treatment for Mustafa Aydin | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, April 17, 2018 President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cumhurbaskanligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 … [Read more...]