Myanmar (Burma) Campaigns

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...]

UN Human Rights Council: End reprisals against those engaging with the UN | Joint letter

See full joint letter .pdf (ENG) (updated signatory list) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is among 30 NGOs participating in a 5 October 2021 joint letter sent to UN Human Rights Council members and observer States. Initiated by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) seeking support for … [Read more...]

Myanmar, Colombia, China: Effective engagement with Universal Periodic Review is critical to effectiveness | Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate. LRWC joint statement at 56:42. Full .pdf statement (EN) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 6: General debate the Universal Periodic Review Date:  1 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Widespread, systematic gross human rights violations | Joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full interactive diologue See the full interactive dialogue at 51:52:03. United Nations Human Rights Council, 48th Session Agenda Item: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ written update on Myanmar 24 September 2021 Oral Statement (Check against … [Read more...]