Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release

Full pdf version Comply with international law obligations says LRWC  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force 12 February 2020 - While peaceful protesters are arrested from coast to coast, Canada’s … [Read more...]

Colombia: Recent Threats Against and Protective Measures for Human Rights Lawyer Adil Meléndez Márquez | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Adil Meléndez Márquez, human rights lawyer Photo credit: Colombia Caravana Pablo Elías González Monguí Director, Unidad Nacional de Protección Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 Puente Aranda Bogotá D.C. 111611 Colombia 3 February 2020 Re: Recent threats … [Read more...]

South Sudan: UN HRC should extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Joint letter

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council 6 February 2020 Re: The UN Human Rights Council should extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Excellencies, We, the undersigned national, regional, and … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekci and Busra Cinkara | Letter

Full PDF Version Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekc, Büşra Cinkara (right) January 21, 2020 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adalet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations to … [Read more...]

Canada: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version January 23, 2020 EVENT NAME: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer: The Role of Lawyers, Paralegals, Judges and Advocates in Defending the Rule of Law in Pakistan HOST ORGANIZATION(S): Law Society of Ontario, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Human Rights Watch and … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Joint Petition

PDF (ENG) | PDF (FRE) | PDF (SPA) 10th DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER 24th January 2020 - PAKISTAN: A Struggle to Protect the Lawyers from Pakistan Petition The DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER is commemorated each year on 24 January. On that Day, 24 January 1977 four trade union lawyers … [Read more...]

Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk | Event

Read Online | Register Now INVITATION Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk To mark the International Day of Endangered Lawyers Friday 24 January 2020 1200 start • 1400 conclusion • refreshments to follow Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights 120B rue de Lausanne, … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Unconditionally Free Waleed Abu al-Khair Immediately | Letter

Full PDF January 14, 2020 His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): +966 11 403 3125 Email: info@moi.gov.sa His Excellency Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince of Saudi … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Suspend All Transfer and Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF Thursday, January 09, 2020 The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6 Email: Francois-Philippe.Champagne@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Mary Ng, MP Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and … [Read more...]

China: Immediately Release Arbitrarily Detained and Disappeared Lawyers and Activists | Letter

Full PDF Ding Jiaxi, 52, disbarred lawyer, former prisoner of conscience, and Beijing resident Source: Lawyers for Lawyers Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 People’s Republic of … [Read more...]