Saudi Arabia: States Should Adopt Resolution at UNHRC to Address Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (ARAB) 4 June 2019 Stand up for human rights in Saudi Arabia: States should adopt a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to address ongoing human rights violations Your Excellency, We remain highly concerned about the human rights situation in Saudi … [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...]

Myanmar: Canada Urged to take Immediate Action on the Ongoing Genocide Against the Rohingya People in Myanmar by Initiating ICJ Proceedings | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FR) An Open Letter released 25 June 2019 endorses a Senate Motion 476 to Urge the Government [of Canada] to invoke the Genocide Convention to hold Myanmar to its obligations and to seek Provisional Measures for the Rohingya People. Thirty-four senators and more than 100 … [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...]

Saudi Arabia: Eight Women’s Rights Defenders Temporarily Released | News

Demonstrators call on Saudi authorities to release jailed women's rights activists March 2019 In Late March 2019 three women rights defenders (HRDs) were temporarily released almost a year after their arrests, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Roqaya al-Muhareb. In early May 2019, five more … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award | News

Waleed Abu al-Khair 21 June 2019 Waleed Abu al-Khair will be the recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award. The award honours his extraordinary work as a lawyer to advocate for  human rights, democracy and justice for all in Saudi Arabia and to represent … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Canada’s Obligation to Hold Myanmar Accountable for Genocide: Pass Senate Motion 476 | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Canada’s obligation to hold Myanmar accountable for genocide: Pass Senate Motion 476 Press Conference, West Block, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa 13 June 2019, 10:30 am Briefing Note (summarized for delivery at the press conference) Catherine Morris, BA, JD, … [Read more...]

Canada: Obligation to Hold Myanmar Accountable for Genocide: Immediately Pass Motion No 476 | Letter

Full PDF Version 12 June 2019 Hon. Don Plett Opposition Whip in the Senate Member of the Senate Conservative Caucus The Senate of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 Email: don.plett@sen.parl.gc.ca Hon. Andrew Scheer Leader of the Opposition House of Commons Ottawa Ontario K1A … [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...]

Canada: Bill C-262 Must be Approved by the Senate Immediately | Letter

Full PDF Version June 6, 2019 Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples The Senate of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 By email to all members of the committee Dear Senators, Bill C-262 must be approved by the Senate immediately Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]