Mexico: Murder of Five Lawyers in Ciudad Juárez | Letter

Full PDF Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, lawyer LRWC sent a letter in November to the Mexico Minister of the Interior and the Governor of Chihuahua State regarding the reported murder of five lawyers in Ciudad Juarez namely: Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, killed on 3 October 2019; Mario Azael Zamora Garnica, … [Read more...]

HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation of police violence | Press release

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation by independent specialists of police violence and misconduct FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 December … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Need for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate unlawful use of force by Hong Kong Police Force and other non-state actors | Letter

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr 19 December 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...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations Regarding Lawyer Özgür Urfa | Letter

Full PDF   December 10, 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations regarding lawyer Özgür Urfa Dear Mr. Gül, We write on behalf of … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan and the Decision to Bar Academics from Practicing Law | Letter

Full PDF Kumaravadivel Guruparan, a human rights lawyer December 10, 2019 Prof. Mohan De Silva University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka 20 Ward Place Colombo 07 Sri Lanka Email: sponec@slt.lk Dear Prof. De Silva; Re: Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan and the decision to bar academics … [Read more...]

China: Open Letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and All China Lawyers Association | Letter

Full PDF Wang Quanzhang, lawyer RE: An open letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China and All China Lawyers Association Dear Minister Fu Zhenghua and President Wang Junfeng, Over the past 40 years, China has repeatedly promised to reform the Chinese legal … [Read more...]

Laos & Thailand: Investigate enforced disappearances of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong | Joint Statement

Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances, reveal fate of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong 15 December 2019: On the seventh anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the Lao … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Murder of Lawyer Saeed Khan | Letter

Full PDF Saeed Khan, lawyer Thursday, October 24, 2019 Mr. Arif Alvi President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Email: dg_coord2@president.gov.pk, dir_coord4@president.gov.pk Mr. Imran Khan Prime Minister of … [Read more...]

UPR of Turkey: Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey

Full PDF Version Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey is a summary of facts for circulation to states during the pre-session to the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey at the 35th session in January-February 2020. The summary was prepared by the Law Society of England … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Open Letter to President Macron about Human Rights Abuses in Cameroon | Letter

PDF (ENG) / PDF (FR) November 12, 2019 Open Letter to President Macron about Human Rights Abuses in Cameroon Honourable Emmanuel Macron President of the Republic of France Palais de l’Elysée, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris, FRANCE Dear President Macron: We, the … [Read more...]