China: Unlawful Use of Force by Police on 12 June 2019 | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Link to Video Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Photo Source: Human Rights Watch  Friday, June 28, 2019 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Office of the Chief Executive 1 Tim Wa Avenue Tamar, Hong Kong Email: … [Read more...]

Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 46, 01:25:11, Full .pdf statement Item:                   Item 3: General Debate Date:                   1 July 2019 Speaker:            Ms. Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

China: Human Rights in China – Strengthening Calls for Accountability | Event

Thursday 27 June, 12-1pm, Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Co-sponsored by Human Rights Watch, International Service for Human Rights, Law Council of Australia, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, Lawyers for Lawyers, and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Download the flyer … [Read more...]

China: Joint Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

Live video stream, Chapter 53, 01:57:07 Full PDF Lawyers for Lawyers Co-sponsors: International Bar Association, ISHR, Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada Joint statement under Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and the Independent … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Open Letter Regarding Proposed Changes to Hong Kong’s Extradition Law | China

Full PDF Version Photo Source: Hong Kong Free Press 6 June, 2019 Carrie Lam Chief Executive Office of the Chief Executive Tamar Hong Kong ceo@ceo.gov.hk Dear Chief Executive, OPEN LETTER REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO HONG KONG'S EXTRADITION LAW We are writing to … [Read more...]

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...]