Turkey: Immediately Release Cam Tombul and Withdraw Charges against Lawyers | Letter

FULL PDF VERSION BY AIRMAIL Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Ministry of Justice Adalet Bakanlığı 06659 KIZILAY /ANKARA, TURKEY Amsterdam, 12 December 2018 Subject: Trial of lawyer Can Tombul Your Excellency, We write on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers, Fair Trial Watch, Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Canada failed to provide full redress for its involvement in the torture of five Canadians, says UN Committee Against Torture | Joint press release

Full press release (.doc)  LRWC & ICLMG's full submission to UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) (.pdf) Full report on Canada by UN CAT A new UN report is once again criticizing Canada for failing to provide full redress for its involvement in the torture of five Canadians. The UN Committee … [Read more...]

Iran: Abdolfattah Soltani freed after 10 years of wrongful imprisonment | News

Abdolfattah Soltani Photo Credit: Center for Human Rights in Iran November 21 2018 Abdolfattah Soltani freed after 10 years of wrongful imprisonment. Read more about LRWC Successes … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Samar Badawi, Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, Nassima al-Sada, Mohammad al-Rabe’a and Dr Ibrahim al-Modeimigh tortured in Dubhan Prison | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Samar Badawi Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs Global Affairs Canada 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca The Honourable Chrystia Freeland; Re: Samar … [Read more...]

Egypt: Detention and Disappearance of Mr. Ezzat Ghoneim | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Ezzat Ghonim Photo Credit: Middle East Monitor Thursday, November 22, 2018 President of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Office of the President Al Ittihadia Palace, Cairo, Egypt Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim Minister of … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Detention and Disappearance of Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri | Letter

Full PDF Version Dong Samuel Luak Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch Thursday, November 22, 2018 Silva Kiir Mayardit President of the Republic of South Sudan c/o Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations 336 East 45th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10017, … [Read more...]

BC legal aid gaps violate international law: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada calls for independent legal aid body | Press release

BC legal aid gaps violate international law Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada calls for independent legal aid body Press release For immediate release full .pdf file 22 November 2018 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today told the government of British Columbia that BC’s inadequate legal aid … [Read more...]

The Right to Legal Aid: Submission to BC Legal Aid Services Review | Report

The Right to Legal Aid: Recommendations for Reform of British Columbia’s Legal Aid System in accordance with Canada’s International Human Rights Obligations Submission to the Legal Aid Services Review of the Province of British Columbia 22 November 2018 Full pdf document Introduction This … [Read more...]

Canada: Review of Canada’s Compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: United Nations Committee Against Torture 65th Session: Canada Date: 20 November 2018 Oral Statement from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the International Civil Liberties Group (ICLMG) to the … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Pakistan’s Duty to Provide Protection to Asia Bibi, Saif ul Mulook, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Thursday, 8 November, 2018 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 Khan Prime Minister of … [Read more...]