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Bahrain: Comply With UPR Recommendations and Process | Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 22, 00:45:29) Check Against Delivery Organization:           Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                          Item 6 – UPR Outcomes - Bahrain Date:                          21 September 2017 Speaker:                   … [Read more...]

Thailand: Decriminalize Defamations and Protect Rights of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter with 87 Organizations

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Joint open letter submitted to Thai authorities September 20, 2017 on the use of criminal defamation and other related charges against 14 Myanmar migrant workers and labour rights activist, Andy Hall by a Thai-owned chicken farm, Thammakaset … [Read more...]

Need to Develop Mandatory Code of Conduct for Members of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 79, at 02:19:01) Check Against Delivery Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 4 – General Debate:   Council members must comply with human rights duties Date:                   … [Read more...]

Myanmar: All States Must Use Diplomatic Means to Urge Government of Myanmar to End Humanitarian Crisis | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 58, at 02:18:43) Check Against Delivery   Organization:      Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and International Bar Association Item:                     Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (oral … [Read more...]

Canada: Bill C-59 Does Not Address Human Rights and Civil Society Concerns | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) Over 35 organisations and individuals from across Canadian civil society issued a joint letter to government that lays out overarching concerns with Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters. Bill C-59 makes some meaningful and … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Didem Unsal and 17 Other Lawyers | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo: Semih Özakça (L) and Nuriye Gülmen (R) LRWC calls upon Turkey to immediately and unconditionally release Didem Unsal and 17 other lawyers, who were arrested and detained on 12 September 2017. The timing of the arrests was only one day  before the lawyers were scheduled to … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Immediately Bring End to Human Rights Abuses against Rohingya People | Letter

Full PDF Version 13 September 2017 President U Htin Kyaw President’s Office Office No. 18 Nay Pyi Taw, Republic of the Union of Myanmar Fax: 011 95 1 652 624 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building … [Read more...]

Canada: Canadian Child Hostages Overseas: The Ultimate Commodity – Working Paper by Catherine Morris

Full PDF Version Canadian Child Hostages Oversees, examines Canada’s international law obligations to secure the safe release of Canadian citizens taken hostage and illegally detained abroad generally. The report focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [Read more...]

Colombia: Caravana Lawyers Group Calls Upon Colombia to Stop and Remedy Attacks on Members of the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados Luis Carlos Perez and other human rights defenders (HRDs) | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) LRWC, la Fundación de la Abogacía Española, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group, Colombia Caravana de Juristas the Netherlandsand the Colombian Caravana Irish Lawyers’ Group joined to call on Colombia to stop and … [Read more...]

Philippines: Protect Cristina “Tinay” Palabay from Intimidation and Threats | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, August 18, 2017 H.E. Rodrigo Duterte President of the Republic, Malacañang Palace, JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Philippines Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968 E-mail: op@president.gov.ph The Honorable Vitaliano N. Aguirre II Secretary of Justice Padre … [Read more...]