Cameroon’s Unfolding Catastrophe | Report

Full Report (PDF) On June 3, 2019, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa released their long awaited  joint report, “The Unfolding Crisis in Cameroon” . The report highlights the ongoing crisis between the minority Anglophone … [Read more...]

Cameroon: #RightsCity Conference | Media Advisory

PDF Version (ENG) / PDF Version (FR) 205 – 4770 avenue Kent, Montréal (Québec) Canada H3W 1H2 514-735-8778 – MEDIA ADVISORY The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights (RWCHR) in partnership with Montreal’s Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), Amnesty … [Read more...]

Cameroon: See the World Through Their Eyes | Event

Full PDF Version See the World Through Their Eyes Exposing the human rights catastrophe and evidence of crimes against humanity Date: June 3, 2019 Time: 4:20PM Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec Support the struggle for human rights in Cameroon. Register at … [Read more...]

Canada: LRWC Objects to Strahl’s Statement Referring to Khadr as a “Convicted Terrorist” | Letter

Full PDF Version Omar Khadr 22 May 2019 Mr. Mark Strahl Member of Parliament House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: Dear Mr. Strahl; Re: Your statement, “The PM has no problem apologizing to Omar Khadr a convicted terrorist…” to the House of … [Read more...]

Canada: Urging Immediate Committee Deliberation on Bill C-262 Towards Urgent Passage by the Senate | Letter

Full PDF Version 21 May 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, Urging immediate committee deliberation on Bill C-262 towards urgent passage by the … [Read more...]

Turkey: Vacate Charges Against Dr. Fincancı and All Other Signatories to the Academics for Peace Declaration | Letter

Full PDF Version Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, human rights defender Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and Scholars at Risk (SAR) object to the prosecution, conviction and detention of Dr. Fincanci and others for endorsing a declaration released in January 2016 (Peace Declaration) critical of … [Read more...]

China: Release and Reversal of Convictions for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Release and reversal of convictions for pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong Immediate release 27 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) [1] is a committee of lawyers and others who promote international human rights through advocacy, education and … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Freed from Prison After More Than 500 Days | News

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Photo Credit: The Globe and Mail May 7 2018 Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed on 7 May 2019 after 500 days in prison as part of amnesty granted for 6,520 prisoners. Read more about LRWC Successes … [Read more...]

In Defence of Justice: End Impunity | Event

Full PDF Version In Defence of Justice: End Impunity Date: May 8, 2019 Time: 6PM - 8PM Location: 515 West Hastings Street, SFU Harbour Centre Speaker: Atty. Edre Olalia, President, National Union of People's Lawyers The "war on drugs" declared by President Duterte has made the … [Read more...]

European Union: Ensure the independence & integrity of the International Criminal Court | Letter

Full PDF Version On 26 April 2019, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) wrote a letter to the European Union (EU) urging immediate steps by the EU and each EU member State to safeguard the independence and integrity of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to ensure access to remedies … [Read more...]