Cameroon: Mancho Bibixy Tse – LRWC reply to Cameroon’s letters of 24, 27 & 28 January 2019 | WGAD

Full PDF Version Mancho Bibixy Tse, broadcast journalist In the Matter of Mancho Bibixy Tse Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) Reply to The Republic of Cameroon (Cameroon) letters dated 24, 27 & 28 January 2019 To The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) Re … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Deprivation of Liberty of Mancho Bixiby Tse | WGAD

Full PDF Version Mancho Bibixy Tse, broadcast journalist Lucie Viersma Secretary Working Group on Aribtrary Detention United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations, 121 Geneva 10, Switzerland Tuesday, February 5 2019 5 February … [Read more...]

New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

See LRWC press release | See full .pdf letter February 14, 2019 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Royal Thai Government Government House 1 Pitsanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand RE: New Lawsuits Brought by … [Read more...]

Eighty-nine organizations denounce SLAPP-suits against human rights defenders by Thai poultry corporation | Press release

See .docx version of Press.Release For immediate release (updated 14 February 2019) Bangkok, 14 February 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada is one of 89 international, regional, and local organizations from around the world that signed a joint letter to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut … [Read more...]

Sudan: Continued Arrest and Detention of Peaceful Protesters and Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC welcomes the government’s recent announcement of the release of 186 detained protesters. However, we note that hundreds remain in detention and news reports indicate that the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) continues to arrest and detain lawyers and human … [Read more...]

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

Full PDF Version Vo An Don (left), Le Quoc Quan, Nguyen Van Dai (right) Viet Nam – The UN Human Rights Committee, during its 125th Session on 4-19 March 2019, will review Viet Nam’s compliance with the its legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. … [Read more...]

China: Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing of Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Wang Quanzhang, Human Rights Lawyer LRWC joined the Union Internationale des Avocats, the German Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers to object to the wrongful conviction and sentencing of lawyer Wang Quanzhang in … [Read more...]

Zimbabwe: Acts of intimidation against Mr. Okay Machisa, Ms. Beatrice Mtetwa and Pastor Evan Magwarire | Letter

Full PDF Version Okay Machisa, National Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association Photo Credit: ICJ 31 January 2019 The Honourable Emmerson Mnangagwa President of The Republic of Zimbabwe Munhumutapa Building Corner Samora Machel Ave & Sam Nujoma St. Harare, … [Read more...]

China: Statement Demanding an Acquittal of Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) / Full PDF Version (Chinese) 28th January 2019 Statement: Demanding an Acquittal of lawyer Wang Quanzhang On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court (the Court) gave its verdict on a prominent human rights lawyer Wang … [Read more...]

China: At Upcoming Session of Human Rights Council, States Should Pass Resolution to Address Human Rights Violations in the People’s Republic of China | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch LRWC joined 35 other civil society organizations in a Open Letter that calls States to hold China accountable to its international human rights obligations and on the Human Rights Council to pass a resolution to address widespread and … [Read more...]