Saudi Arabia: Unconditionally Free Waleed Abu al-Khair Immediately | Letter

Full PDF January 14, 2020 His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): +966 11 403 3125 Email: info@moi.gov.sa His Excellency Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince of Saudi … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Suspend All Transfer and Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF Thursday, January 09, 2020 The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6 Email: Francois-Philippe.Champagne@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Mary Ng, MP Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and … [Read more...]

China: Immediately Release Arbitrarily Detained and Disappeared Lawyers and Activists | Letter

Full PDF Ding Jiaxi, 52, disbarred lawyer, former prisoner of conscience, and Beijing resident Source: Lawyers for Lawyers Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 People’s Republic of … [Read more...]

Canada: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 | Event

Full PDF Version International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 The Role of the Legal Profession in Defending the Rule of Law in Pakistan The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is a time to reflect on the work of lawyers who face persecution, physical danger, and reprisal in defending the … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Repeal Blasphemy Laws, Consent to Reversal of Conviction on Appeal and Release Junaid Hafeez | Letter

Full PDF Junaid Hafeez, Fulbright scholar and university lecturer January 7, 2020 Mr. Arif Alvi President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Email: dg_coord2@president.gov.pk,  dir_coord4@president.gov.pk Mr. Imran … [Read more...]

Mexico: Murder of Five Lawyers in Ciudad Juárez | Letter

Full PDF Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, lawyer LRWC sent a letter in November to the Mexico Minister of the Interior and the Governor of Chihuahua State regarding the reported murder of five lawyers in Ciudad Juarez namely: Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, killed on 3 October 2019; Mario Azael Zamora Garnica, … [Read more...]

HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation of police violence | Press release

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation by independent specialists of police violence and misconduct FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 December … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Need for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate unlawful use of force by Hong Kong Police Force and other non-state actors | Letter

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr 19 December 2019 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Office of the Chief Executive 1 Tim Wa Avenue Tamar, Hong Kong Email: … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations Regarding Lawyer Özgür Urfa | Letter

Full PDF   December 10, 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations regarding lawyer Özgür Urfa Dear Mr. Gül, We write on behalf of … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan and the Decision to Bar Academics from Practicing Law | Letter

Full PDF Kumaravadivel Guruparan, a human rights lawyer December 10, 2019 Prof. Mohan De Silva University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka 20 Ward Place Colombo 07 Sri Lanka Email: sponec@slt.lk Dear Prof. De Silva; Re: Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan and the decision to bar academics … [Read more...]