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Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Anglophone Cameroon: How Can Canada Help? | News

Link to Ottawa Event (Oct 30) / Briefing Note The Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights presents: Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Anglophone Cameroon: How Can Canada Help? Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4 to 6 p.m. Human Rights Research and Education Centre Fauteux Hall, … [Read more...]

Canada: Canada’s failure to Fully Comply with the 2012 Recommendations of the Committee Against Torture | Report

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Joint Briefing to the Committee against Torture on CANADA 65th Session, 12 November – 07 December 2018 Re: the Omar Khadr case from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada & The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group Re: Canada’s failure to fully … [Read more...]

Canada: Canada Continues to Ignore Obligation to Investigate Omar Khadr Torture, and to Act to Prevent Future Abuses | Press Release

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Canada Continues to Ignore Obligation to Investigate Omar Khadr Torture, and to Act to Prevent Future Abuses OTTAWA, October 15, 2018 – The Canadian government continues to neglect its obligations to investigate and bring to justice those complicit in … [Read more...]

Tax Collected on Legal Services and Legal Aid Funding in BC

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Mulligan Tam Pearson Legal aid is an essential to any legal system that purports to ensure equality before the law and the equal protection of the law. BC’s legal aid system is not providing the minimum legal aid required by international law to ensure these … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Crisis in Cameroon Event | News

Event Agenda / Felix Agbor Nkongho Full Bio / Briefing Note CRISIS IN CAMEROON Join the Law Society of Ontario and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada on October 25th for a discussion with Barrister Felix Nikongho about the humanitarian crisis resulting from the persecution of the Anglophone … [Read more...]

Canada: Indigenous Rights and Rights of Foreign Victims | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 21, at 00:45:47) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 6: Universal Periodic Review Outcomes - Canada Date: 20 September 2018 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from … [Read more...]

Canada: TWU Removes Community Covenant | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee August 2018 The Trinity Western University (TWU) Board of Governors voted to remove the mandatory requirement that students sign the Community Covenant as a condition of attendance. The Covenant, which bars sexual intimacy other than between a … [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...]

Canada: A Big Win for Equality and Non-discrimination (& LRWC) at the Supreme Court of Canada | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada and allowed the appeal in Law Society of BC v Trinity Western University The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on 15 June 2018 that the … [Read more...]