Thailand: LRWC and ICJ Submit Amicus Brief to a Thailand Court in Criminal Defamation Proceedings Against Human Rights Defenders Sutharee Wannasiri and Nan Win

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (THAI) Human Rights Defender, Sutharee Wannasiri Photo Credit: FIDH On 25 January 2019, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted a joint amicus curiae brief in criminal defamation proceedings brought … [Read more...]

Sudan: Unlawful Restriction on Assembly and Protest in Sudan | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch Sudan: As protests against the cost of living and the authoritarian government sweep across Sudan, protesters have been killed, injured, arrested and arbitrarily detained by Sudanese police and security forces.. LRWC calls … [Read more...]

Lawyers in Turkey Under Attack Seminar | Event

Full PDF Version LAWYERS IN TURKEY UNDER ATTACK Held on January 24th each year since 2010, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer provides an opportunity to learn about the personal and professional safety of lawyers in a selected country facing persecution, prosecution, arbitrary detention, … [Read more...]

Turkey: Release of Şebnem Korur Fincancı from Arbitrary Detention | Letter

Full Word Version  / Full PDF Version Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Photo Credit: FIDH January 12, 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: … [Read more...]

Canada Not Complying With UN Convention Against Torture | Report

Full PDF Version Canada failed to provide full redress for its involvement in the torture of five Canadians says the UN Committee Against Torture. Convention requirement not fulfilled by Canada include: investigation and criminal prosecution; verification of the facts and full and … [Read more...]

UPR of Vietnam: Advocacy Charter Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: pululante Stakeholders’ submission (1) In the last years, the crackdown on freedom of expression has intensified. Reports indicate that in 2017, Viet Nam authorities have detained or exiled many peaceful activists and bloggers. Human rights lawyers who work on … [Read more...]

Colombia: Daniel Ernesto Prado Albarracín at high risk due to his work as a lawyer for a number of victims in the emblematic case of “Los Doce Apóstoles” | Letter

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (SPA) Daniel Prado, lawyer with the CIJP Photo Credit: PBI Colombia 5 December 2018 Mr Iván Duque Márquez President of the Republic of Colombia Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Re. Daniel Ernesto Prado Albarracín … [Read more...]

Colombia: Threats against lawyer Daniel Prado Albarracin | Letter

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (SPA) Daniel Prado, lawyer with the CIJP Photo Credit: PBI Columbia LRWC is gravely concerned for the safety of lawyer Daniel Prado Albarracin, who currently represents victims of crimes committed by the paramilitary group "The 12 Apostles." Over the … [Read more...]

Philippines: Death of lawyer Benjamin Ramos | Letter

Full PDF Version Benjamin Ramos, human rights lawyer Photo Credit: FIDH Thursday, November 29, 2018 H.E. Rodrigo Duterte President of the Republic, Malacañang Palace, JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Philippines Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968 E-mail: op@president.gov.ph The … [Read more...]

China: Open letter from global civil society: China must release student activists and workers | Letter

Full Word Version China: Labour rights activists and their advocates are harassed, detained and disappeared for seeking improved conditions at Jasic Technology in Shenzhen. NGOs including, LRWC call on China to stop the crackdown and release all those taken into custody by Chinese authorities … [Read more...]