China: Release and Reversal of Convictions for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Release and reversal of convictions for pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong Immediate release 27 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) [1] is a committee of lawyers and others who promote international human rights through advocacy, education and … [Read more...]

China: Nine Activists Wrongfully Convicted for Peaceful Pro-democracy Advocacy | Letter

Full PDF Version Umbrella Movement leaders outside court on 9 April Photo Credit: Amnesty LRWC objects to the prosecution, conviction and sentencing of nine democracy advocates for peacefully exercising rights to expression and assembly to promote universal suffrage and open elections in Hong … [Read more...]

China: Joint Statement to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council by ISHR joined by LRWC | Joint Statement

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) in the following oral statement given at the China's Universal Periodic Review on 15 March 2019 at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. UN WebTV live stream (Chapter 20, 00:38:43) Full .pdf statement Human … [Read more...]

China and Saudi Arabia: Oral Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Video stream available (Chapter 43 at 01:31:44) Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 5: General Debate – Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date: 13 March 2019 Speaker: Ms. Judith van den Lichtenberg Oral Statement to the 40th … [Read more...]

China: Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing of Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Wang Quanzhang, Human Rights Lawyer LRWC joined the Union Internationale des Avocats, the German Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers to object to the wrongful conviction and sentencing of lawyer Wang Quanzhang in … [Read more...]

China: Statement Demanding an Acquittal of Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) / Full PDF Version (Chinese) 28th January 2019 Statement: Demanding an Acquittal of lawyer Wang Quanzhang On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court (the Court) gave its verdict on a prominent human rights lawyer Wang … [Read more...]

China: At Upcoming Session of Human Rights Council, States Should Pass Resolution to Address Human Rights Violations in the People’s Republic of China | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch LRWC joined 35 other civil society organizations in a Open Letter that calls States to hold China accountable to its international human rights obligations and on the Human Rights Council to pass a resolution to address widespread and … [Read more...]

China: Open letter from global civil society: China must release student activists and workers | Letter

Full Word Version China: Labour rights activists and their advocates are harassed, detained and disappeared for seeking improved conditions at Jasic Technology in Shenzhen. NGOs including, LRWC call on China to stop the crackdown and release all those taken into custody by Chinese authorities … [Read more...]

China: Open letter from global civil society: China must release student activists and workers | Letter

Full PDF Version China: Labour rights activists and their advocates are harassed, detained and disappeared for seeking improved conditions at Jasic Technology in Shenzhen. NGOs including, LRWC call on China to stop the crackdown and release all those taken into custody by Chinese authorities … [Read more...]

UPR of China: Information Handout for the UPR Pre-session

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: South China Morning Post Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) are attending to China/UPR pre-session to ask state representatives to pose questions and make recommendations about the critical issues raised in the Joint UPR/China report submitted by L4L … [Read more...]