Canada Campaigns

Canada: Factum of the Intervener, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada in TWU Case | Factum

Full PDF Version Executive Summary Factum of the Intervener Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada In the appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada of Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada -and- The Law Society of BC v Trinity Western University  Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

France/Canada: Court Blocks Release Order for Dr. Hassan Diab for the Eighth Time, Overturning Bail Decision of November 6 | Press Release

This press release was originally posted on In a deeply disappointing and stunning move, the French Court of Appeal quashed – for the eighth time – a release order for Dr. Hassan Diab. Hassan has been … [Read more...]

Event: End Labour Exploitation and Trafficking in BC | Thursday, November 16, 6 PM

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Canada/USA: Boyle/Coleman Family Rescued

News flash – BOYLE/COLEMAN FAMILY RESCUED IN PAKISTAN. Announcing the very happy news of the release of Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their three infant children. Boyle and Coleman were taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Haqqani network in October 2012. The three children were born in … [Read more...]

Canada: LBWC and LRWC Joint Submission for the Universal Period Review, Third Cycle

Full PDF Version LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders/Canada in Joint Submissions for consideration on the third Universal Periodic Review/Canada recommend that Canada: Ensure protection of rights and access to remedies for people negatively affected by the activities of Canadian corporations … [Read more...]

Canada: Reforms to Access to Information Act Inadequate to Ensure Right to Access to Information | Joint Letter with 35 Organizations

Full PDF Version On International Right to Know Day, 28 September, the Centre for Law and Democracy released an open letter to Canada calling for the promised reform of Canada’s 35-year old Access to Information Act and rejecting Bill C-58 amendments as wholly inadequate. The letter, endorsed by … [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: Bill C-59 Does Not Address Human Rights and Civil Society Concerns | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) Over 35 organisations and individuals from across Canadian civil society issued a joint letter to government that lays out overarching concerns with Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters. Bill C-59 makes some meaningful and … [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...]

Canada: Condemn Acts of Reprisal and Intimidation against Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 | Letter

Full PDF Version 3 August 2017 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister, Re: Reprisals and Intimidation against Michael Lynk, UN … [Read more...]