Saudi Arabia Campaigns

Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary Arrest and Forcible Disappearance of Samar Badawi | WGEID Complaints

Full PDF (ENG) Draft Working Paper on the Arbitrary Detention of Samar Badawi Background Samar Badawi is known and respected internationally as a human rights advocate. She has been a prominent advocate for women’s rights since 2010, advocating for the right of women to vote and to … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention of Lawyers and Defenders in China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cameroon | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 56, 01:29:37 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 3, General Debate Date:                       13 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Speaker:                 Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral … [Read more...]

Human Rights Violations in Cameroon, Philippines, China, and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 74, 01:59:48 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 2, General Debate on the oral update of the High Commissioner of Human Rights Date:                       10 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Summary of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention | WGAD

Full PDF Version Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia Summary of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinions on arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia[1] The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) in Opinions published between 2002 and 2018 identified … [Read more...]

Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 46, 01:25:11, Full .pdf statement Item:                   Item 3: General Debate Date:                   1 July 2019 Speaker:            Ms. Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: States Should Adopt Resolution at UNHRC to Address Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (ARAB) 4 June 2019 Stand up for human rights in Saudi Arabia: States should adopt a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to address ongoing human rights violations Your Excellency, We remain highly concerned about the human rights situation in Saudi … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Eight Women’s Rights Defenders Temporarily Released | News

Demonstrators call on Saudi authorities to release jailed women's rights activists March 2019 In Late March 2019 three women rights defenders (HRDs) were temporarily released almost a year after their arrests, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Roqaya al-Muhareb. In early May 2019, five more … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award | News

Waleed Abu al-Khair 21 June 2019 Waleed Abu al-Khair will be the recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award. The award honours his extraordinary work as a lawyer to advocate for  human rights, democracy and justice for all in Saudi Arabia and to represent … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Nomination of Waleed Abu al-Khair for the 2019 ABA International Human Rights Award | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Waleed Abu al-Khair, unlawfully imprisoned for his work as a human  rights lawyer since 15 April 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 American Bar Association Human Rights Award jointly by LRWC, Lawyers for  Lawyers, Union Internationale des Avocats and the Law Society of … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Joint Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Saudi Arabia | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version Loujain Al-Hathloul (left), Aziza Al-Yousef, Eman Al-Nafjan, Samar Badawi (right) Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs Email: chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Maryam Monsef, Minister of … [Read more...]