Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note Catherine Morris, BA, JD, LLM[1] 9 November 2017 Four pages plus references. The catastrophic exodus of Rohingya … [Read more...]

States Must Cooperate with UN Technical Assistance In Ensuring Independence and Integrity of Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 37, at 01:06:02) Check Against Delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item:                 Item 10 – General Debate: Technical assistance and capacity-building Date:                 28 … [Read more...]

Thailand: Decriminalize Defamations and Protect Rights of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter with 87 Organizations

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Joint open letter submitted to Thai authorities September 20, 2017 on the use of criminal defamation and other related charges against 14 Myanmar migrant workers and labour rights activist, Andy Hall by a Thai-owned chicken farm, Thammakaset … [Read more...]

Ensure Protection for Hostages as Victims of Trafficking | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (starts at 2:03:00) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children Date:                           9 June … [Read more...]

Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Somchai Homlaor and Anchana Heemmina: CRIMINAL DEFAMATION CHARGES DROPPED 07/03/17

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Thailand: Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders | Press Release

Full PDF Version For Immediate Release  December 12, 2016 Thailand must cease prosecution of human rights defenders Global coalition of 110 organizations call on Prime Minister Prayut for reforms Thailand’s use of criminal defamation laws and the Computer Crimes Act to … [Read more...]

Thailand: 110 Signatories Condemn Conviction of Human Rights Defender Andy Hall and Call Upon Thailand to Protect Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Following the conviction of Andy Hall, a coalition of 110 signatories, including 60 civil society organizations, 28 unions and worker organizations, 13 companies and 9 members of the European Parliament, endorsed an open letter calling on Thailand … [Read more...]

Thai Public Broadcasting Service: CHARGES DISMISSED 16/11/16

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Thailand: Cease Prosecution of Thai Public Broadcasting Service and Amend Computer-related Crime Act | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Press freedom advocates call on Thailand to protect Thai PBS and journalists from unwarranted prosecution Bangkok, November 15, 2016 We, the undersigned organizations, urge the Thai government to protect press freedom, decriminalize … [Read more...]

Thailand: Andy Hall’s Statement on His Departure From Thailand

Full PDF Version Andy Hall leaves Thailand after one court convicts him and another court acquits him for speaking out against the abuse of migrant workers in Thailand. Read Andy Hall’s statement below. LRWC advocacy on behalf of Andy Hall can be viewed here. Public Statement on Leaving … [Read more...]