Cameroon: Conviction, Sentencing and Ongoing Arbitrary Detention of Mr Mancho Bibixy Tse | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Mancho Bibixy Tse, journalist Photo Credit: International Federation for Human Rights LRWC is concerned about the recent sentencing and ongoing arbitrary detention of journalist Mancho Bibixy Tse. Mr. Mancho Bibixy, a civilian was arrested 9 January 2017 … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Arbitrary Detention of Anglophones in Cameroon | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Anglophone protests in Cameroon Photo Credit: ConstitutionNet Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is concerned by reports that 15 individuals have been arbitrarily arrested and detained as part of the recent crackdown by the Government of Cameroon in … [Read more...]

Thailand: 14 migrant worker acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges | News

Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch 11 July 2018 14 migrant workers employed by the Thammakaset Co. Ltd. chicken farm were acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges based on the workers reporting human and labour rights abuses against chicken farm workers. The Don Muang … [Read more...]

Turkey: The Situation of Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders in Turkey Since July 2016 | Report

Full PDF Version Persecuted Turkish lawyers: Fevzi Cem Şenocak (top left), Yusuf Zotluoğlu, Serdar Kutlu, Zekeriya Albayrak, Mustafa Kemal Açıcı, Neşe Yıldızoğlu, Fatma Şen (bottom right) Photo Credit: The Arrested Lawyers Initiative The situation of lawyers and human rights defenders in … [Read more...]

Turkey: Mustafa Aydin Released | News

Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his family Lawyer Mustafa Aydin, detained without trial or judicial oversight since 16 August 2016 and suffering from untreated prostate cancer, was released from prison today. LRWC called for his immediate release in letters (Brian Samuels) sent l27 April … [Read more...]

Myanmar: End Human Rights Violations in Myanmar | Oral Statement to the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 16, at 00:27:56) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (oral update) Date: 27 June 2018 Speaker: Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 38th Session … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Mustafa Aydin for Medical Treatment | Letter

Full PDF Version Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his family RELEASE Mustafa Aydin says LRWC. LRWC is gravely concerned for the health of Turkish lawyer Mustafa Aydin. Mr. Aydin has been detained since 16 August 2016, and has been charged under article 314/2 of the Turkish Penal Code. He … [Read more...]

Turkey: Joint Statement on the Situation of Mustafa Aydin | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his son Photo Credit: Stockholm Center for Freedom Joint Statement on the Situation of Mustafa Aydin The undersigned organizations are very concerned about the ongoing pre-trial detention of and lack of medical treatment for … [Read more...]

Canada: Systematic US Violation of International Human Rights of Refugee Children and Families | Letter

Full PDF Version Ursula Detention Center Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection LRWC is calling on the Government of Canada to revoke the “Safe Third Country” agreement with the United States, which allows Canada to reject asylum seekers entering from the States on the grounds that … [Read more...]

In Memoriam of Carolyn McCool | News

Carolyn McCool, lawyer and human rights advocate Photo Credit: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Carolyn McCool, lawyer and human rights advocate passed away on 29 May 2018. Carolyn will be sadly missed by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and many other organizations and … [Read more...]