Myanmar (Burma) Campaigns

The global problem of enforced disappearances: “Outside all protection of the law” | Written statement submitted to the UN Human Rights Council

Written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status. Peacemakers Trust,  The 29 Principles,  Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Colombian Caravana,  Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre, NGOs without consultative status, … [Read more...]

Enforced disappearances: “Every minute counts” | Joint submission to UN CED and WGEID

Full pdf submission On 15 August 2023, LRWC joined a submission to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance (CED) and the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID). The submission, was initiated by Peacemakers Trust and is also endorsed by the Colombian Caravana, The 29 … [Read more...]

LRWC intervenes at the UN Human Rights Council on violations in over a dozen countries | Letters and statements at the 51st Session 12 September to 7 October 2022

During the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council held 12 September to 7 October 2022,  Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) intervened to seek the Council's action to address serious human rights violations in a number of countries including: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, the Occupied … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Take urgent measures to halt the military junta’s atrocity crimes | Joint oral video statement to UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate on UN WebTV. LRWC and IBAHRI joint statement at 02:26:49 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Date: 29 June 2022 Speaker: Renée Mulligan Oral Statement … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Civilians including lawyers brought before military tribunals in violation of international law | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf joint statement of IBAHRI joined by LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Council of Australia See the video on UN Web TV (at 2:43:45) Oral Statement (Check against delivery) Mr. President, The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Council … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Halt the atrocities against Myanmar people, including human rights defenders | Oral Statement

Full pdf statement See the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur. See LRWC's statement at 1:20:44 Also see a joint statement of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (joined by LRWC) UPDATE: Resolution extending the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Resist Myanmar’s digital coup: stop the military consolidating digital control | Joint Statement

Full pdf statement (EN) One year ago, as the Myanmar military sent tanks down the streets and rounded up government officials and activists, it shut down the internet, mobile phone networks, radio, and television channels. As it plunged the country into a communications blackhole, the junta … [Read more...]

Myanmar: International brands must urgently cease production in Myanmar | Joint Statement

See the list of signatories. International brands must act urgently and cease all production in Myanmar to weaken the military dictatorship and force it to step down On February 1st 2021, the military in Myanmar carried out a coup and arrested the elected government … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Hold the Myanmar military and security forces accountable for their grave human rights violations, including violence against women | Joint letter

Full pdf joint letter On 19 December 2021, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined more than 600 human rights and women's rights organizations around the world that have endorsed an open letter to the UN Security Council by the Women's Peace Network, which is composed of lawyers, community leaders, and … [Read more...]

Belarus and Myanmar lawyers honoured: U Khin Maung Zaw (Myanmar) and Maksim Znak and Liudmila Kazak (Belarus) | Video

L4L Laureates from Belarus: Also honoured were shortlisted lawyers collective from Algeria and Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw  On 18 November, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) honoured Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw as a short-listed candidate in its annual Prize awarded to a lawyer who has made … [Read more...]