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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...]

Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary Detention of Samar Badawi | Working Paper

Full PDF Version Samar Badawi, human rights advocate Draft Working Paper on the Arbitrary Detention of Samar Badawi Background Samar Badawi is known and respected internationally as a human rights advocate. Her past peaceful and lawful human rights works has included advocacy for: … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Update | WGAD

Full PDF Version Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia LRWC provided the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention with an update of  the situation of imprisoned lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair. The Working Group in its 4 July 2018 Opinion concluded there was no legal  justification for the arrest, … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Release Women Human Rights Defenders: Statement to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council | Joint statement of ISHR, CIVICUS and LRWC

Full .pdf statement Video stream available (Chapter 17, at 00:43:29) Human Rights Council 40th session UPR adoption: Saudi Arabia  Speaker: Salma El Hosseiny – Check against delivery Mr. President, We call upon the Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release … [Read more...]

China and Saudi Arabia: Oral Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Video stream available (Chapter 43 at 01:31:44) Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 5: General Debate – Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date: 13 March 2019 Speaker: Ms. Judith van den Lichtenberg Oral Statement to the 40th … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Over 50 Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Women’s Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version Loujain Al-Hathloul (left), Aziza Al-Yousef, Eman Al-Nafjan, Samar Badawi (right) Over 50 NGOs including LRWC sent a letter on 19 February 2019 to over 30 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of UN Member States calling for adoption of a resolution at the 40th session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Nomination of Waleed Abu Al-khair for the Lawyers for Lawyers Human Rights Award 2019

Full PDF Version Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia Nomination for the Lawyers for Lawyers Human Rights Award 2019 Nominee: Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia Nominator: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada References: Daniel N. Arshak and Tony Fisher Summary of Work of Nominee Waleed Abu … [Read more...]