International Criminal Court News | 17 July 2018

Full PDF Version International Criminal Court News - 17 July 2018 By Joshua Lam and Melissa Tessler July 17, 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute – the Statute which established the International Criminal Court and its jurisdiction over crimes against humanity, genocide and … [Read more...]

Address Gaps in Remedies for Victims of Hostage-taking and Extra-legal Detention | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 43, at 01:17:34) Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 5 – General Debate:   Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date:                           20 September 2017 Speaker:       … [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 working paper focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [Read more...]

Ensure Protection for Hostages as Victims of Trafficking | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (starts at 2:03:00) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children Date:                           9 June … [Read more...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]