Sudan: Immediately Reveal Whereabouts and Guarantee Safety of Lawyer Dong Samuel Luak | Letter

Full PDF Version Dong Samuel Luak, a prominent South Sudanese lawyer and human rights activist was arrested by Kenya authorities on January 23, 2017. He has fled from South Sudan to Kenya in August 2013 after receiving death threats for his work as a lawyer and was a registered refugee with the … [Read more...]

Canada: Factum of the Intervener, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada in TWU Case | Factum

Full PDF Version Executive Summary Factum of the Intervener Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada In the appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada of Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada -and- The Law Society of BC v Trinity Western University  Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Egypt: Immediately Release Lawyer Mahienour El-Massry | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version L4L and LRWC are calling for the immediate release of prominent human rights lawyer Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, who was arrested on 18 November 2017 and has been transferred to a prison in Cairo far from her home base. Ms el-Massry faces illegitimate charges of participating in an … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion to Immediately Release Nguyễn Văn Đài | WGAD Submission

Full PDF Version Nguyễn Văn Đài update: Viet Nam has still not complied with the 8 June 2017  Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) Opinion to immediately release human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài and compensate him for his arbitrary detention since December 2015. Viet Nam continues to … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Release Waleed Abu al-Khair and Allow Medical Treatment | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version November 24, 2017 His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Office of His Majesty the King Royal Court, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): + 966 11 403 3125 His … [Read more...]

Honduras: Group of Experts Calls for International Supervision of Honduras police investigation in Berta Caceres’ murder | Press Release

GAIPE, an international group of experts, have examined and reported on the investigation by Honduras of the 3 March 2016 assassination of prominent indigenous land rights activist Berta Cáceres. The report, entitled "Dam of Violence: the Plan to Kill Berta Cáceres," reveals a failure on the part … [Read more...]

France/Canada: Court Blocks Release Order for Dr. Hassan Diab for the Eighth Time, Overturning Bail Decision of November 6 | Press Release

This press release was originally posted on In a deeply disappointing and stunning move, the French Court of Appeal quashed – for the eighth time – a release order for Dr. Hassan Diab. Hassan has been … [Read more...]

Turkey: UN Experts Call for Dropping of Terror Charges against Leading Human Rights Defenders | Press Release

This press release was originally posted on 13 November 2017 - Six UN experts published a statement condemning Turkey’s widespread use of anti-terrorism laws to wrongly arrest, detain and prosecute “people … [Read more...]

Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note Catherine Morris, BA, JD, LLM[1] 9 November 2017 Four pages plus references. Please send corrections to … [Read more...]

China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Human Rights Lawyer Li Yuhan and Cease Investigations and Surveillance | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC requests China to immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer Li Yuhan and cease all investigations of her. Li Yuhan was taken into custody on 9 October without justification or due process. The arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, … [Read more...]