Malaysia: Drop charges against human rights defender Lena Hendry | Joint letter

Joint Letter to the Prime Minister (full text pdf) | Joint letter to the Attorney General (full text pdf) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada was among twelve human rights organizations that co-signed letters to Malaysia's Prime Minister and Attorney General expressing deep concern about the decision … [Read more...]

Southeast Asia: Systematic violations of the internationally protected rights of Rohingya and other migrants is costing lives and must be stopped | Statement

| full pdf version | | Open Letter to Other States | Letter to Australia | Letter to Canada | Statement 26 May 2015 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law through advocacy, education and research. LRWC is an NGO in … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Arrest of Eric Paulsen and Repeal of the Sedition Act and End to Arbitrary Detention | Letter

Full PDF Version Monday, January 19, 2015 Dato Tan Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya Selangor, Malaysia Fax: +60 3 8888 3444 Email: ppm@pmo.gov.my Mr. Ahmad Zahid … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Wrongful Prosecution of Lawyer N. Surendran | Letter

Full PDF Version Monday, September 8, 2014 Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya Selangor, Malaysia Fax: +60 3 8888 3444 Email: … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Oral Statement to the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular Session | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version Malaysia: Oral Statement to the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on UPR Outcomes: The need to repeal the Sedition Act. Joint Statement by LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered on 20 March 2014 by Vani Selvarajah. Date: 20 March 2014 HRC section: Agenda Item … [Read more...]

Malaysia: In The Matter of Karpal Singh: Malaysia Violates International Human Rights Obligations | Letter

Full PDF Version Thursday, March 06, 2014 Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya Selangor, Malaysia Fax: +60 3 8888 3444 Email: ppm@pmo.gov.my Mr. … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Prosecution of Lena Hendry and Violation of Freedoms of Expression and Opinion and to Impart Information | Letter

Full PDF Version Ms Hendry was charged under the Censorship Act after the NGO Pusat KOMAS hosted a private showing of the award winning documentary "No Fire Zone: Killing Fields of Sri Lanka." Ms Hendry is the Programme Coordinator of Pusat KOMAS and faces a possible 3 years in prison if … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Six activists being detained under Malaysian Emergency Ordinance | Letter

Re: Six activists being detained under Malaysian Emergency Ordinance To: Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razuk; Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein; Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar From: Vicheka Lay, Member, LRWC Date: … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Ponnusamy Uthayakumar, Lawyer | Letter

Re: Ponnusamy Uthayakumar, Lawyer To: Dato’ Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia; Stanley Augustin, Deputy Public Prosecutor From: Monique Pongracic-Speier, member of LRWC Date: 2004-05-19 LRWC is deeply concerned by information received from the European organisation … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Tian Chua, Vice-president of the National Justice Party | Letter

Re: Tian Chua, Vice-president of the National Justice Party To: Minister of Home Affairs & Deputy Prime Minister From: Brian Donovan of LRWC Date: 2003-05-14 We are concerned about the detention and treatment in custody of Chua Tian Chang (Tian Chua) and other individuals detained … [Read more...]