Canada Campaigns

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en | Press release

Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international … [Read more...]

Canada: International law obligations to suspend construction of pipeline and stop use of force against Wet’suwet’en | Legal Brief

Full .pdf legal brief | Press release Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Canada ignores UN call to suspend three mega-projects in BC  Modern international human rights … [Read more...]

Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release

Full pdf version Comply with international law obligations says LRWC  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force 12 February 2020 - While peaceful protesters are arrested from coast to coast, Canada’s … [Read more...]

Canada: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version January 23, 2020 EVENT NAME: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer: The Role of Lawyers, Paralegals, Judges and Advocates in Defending the Rule of Law in Pakistan HOST ORGANIZATION(S): Law Society of Ontario, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Human Rights Watch and … [Read more...]

Canada: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 | Event

Full PDF Version International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 The Role of the Legal Profession in Defending the Rule of Law in Pakistan The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is a time to reflect on the work of lawyers who face persecution, physical danger, and reprisal in defending the … [Read more...]

Canada: Exempt Mohamed Harkat from Deportation | Letter

Full PDF   December 10, 2019 The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P. Minister of Public Safety 269 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Canada K1A 0P8 Dear Minister Blair, Today is December 10, International Human Rights Day. Ironically, it also marks the 17th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat … [Read more...]

Colombia: Beyond Borders | Event

Full PDF Version Beyond Borders: Climate change, human rights, and the struggle for peace in Columbia Meet lawyers from the women’s lawyers collective CCALP Meet a human rights defender from CREDHOS Hear about important legal cases, litigation successes and aggressions advocates … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Canada Urged to take Immediate Action on the Ongoing Genocide Against the Rohingya People in Myanmar by Initiating ICJ Proceedings | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FR) An Open Letter released 25 June 2019 endorses a Senate Motion 476 to Urge the Government [of Canada] to invoke the Genocide Convention to hold Myanmar to its obligations and to seek Provisional Measures for the Rohingya People. Thirty-four senators and more than 100 … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Canada’s Obligation to Hold Myanmar Accountable for Genocide: Pass Senate Motion 476 | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Canada’s obligation to hold Myanmar accountable for genocide: Pass Senate Motion 476 Press Conference, West Block, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa 13 June 2019, 10:30 am Briefing Note (summarized for delivery at the press conference) Catherine Morris, BA, JD, … [Read more...]

Canada: Obligation to Hold Myanmar Accountable for Genocide: Immediately Pass Motion No 476 | Letter

Full PDF Version 12 June 2019 Hon. Don Plett Opposition Whip in the Senate Member of the Senate Conservative Caucus The Senate of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 Email: don.plett@sen.parl.gc.ca Hon. Andrew Scheer Leader of the Opposition House of Commons Ottawa Ontario K1A … [Read more...]