Canada: Implementation of UNDRIP is now the law | Update

LRWC calls upon all Canadian authorities to ensure prompt action to implement Canada's Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [UNDRIP]. The Act is now the law in Canada. The Act received Royal Assent on 21 June 2021 after being passed by the Senate on 16 … [Read more...]

Philippines, Turkey, Iran: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Independence of Judges and Lawyers | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue Joint statement at 01:32:45 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Paul Scambler  Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Myanmar and China: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Prevention of Genocide | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue with Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide (LRWC statement at 1:24:12) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue: Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Canada must conduct thorough, independent investigation of all undocumented deaths of Indigenous children | Statement

• International law obligation for thorough, independent investigation • Implement UNDRIP and TRC Calls to Action • How Canadians can help Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) shares in the grief of Indigenous colleagues and communities after the announcement on 23 June 2021 of 751 … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong, 1 July 2021 | UN Side Event

Public Invitation - Hong Kong Side Event, PDF Invitation Thursday 1 July 2021, 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 CEST/1930-2100 HKST Register to attend this virtual event here. Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong: The First 365 Days Thursday 1 July 2021 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 … [Read more...]

China: Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council | Joint statement

LRWC was among  26 NGOs and civil society organizations supporting a Statement delivered 21 June 2021 to the UN Human Rights Council by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) at the UN Human Rights Council. See the full statement below and attached (pdf). See the list of endorsing … [Read more...]

Thailand: | Call to US Secretary of State: Thailand’s draft NGO law threatens civil society organizations | Joint letter

See full PDF letter (EN) | See full pdf letter (Thai) Proposed Thailand law threatens civil society organizations combatting human trafficking จดหมายเปิดผนึก: ร่างกฎหมายของประเทศไทยซึ่งคุกคามองค์กรภาคประชาสังคมที่ด าเนินงานต่อต้านและแก้ปัญหาการค้ามนุษย์ On 17 June, dozens of human rights … [Read more...]

Iran: Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi released on bail | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomes news that human rights lawyer Mr. Amirsalar Davoudi was on 13 June 2021 granted pre-trial release from Rajaie Shahr prison in Alborz province, Iran, on bail of 20 billion IRR (approximately US $475,000). He has been released pending a retrial ordered by … [Read more...]

Event 17 June 2021: LRWC supports refugees from Myanmar on World Refugee Day | Press release

Full .pdf press release |  Photo Online panel: 17 June 2021.  Time zone conversion: Victoria, Canada: Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5pm (Pacific time) | Myanmar: Friday, 18 June 2021, 6:30am | Bangkok: Friday, 18 June 2021, 7am | Singapore: Friday, 18 June 2021, 8 am Register: … [Read more...]