European Union: Ensure the independence & integrity of the International Criminal Court | Letter

Full PDF Version On 26 April 2019, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) wrote a letter to the European Union (EU) urging immediate steps by the EU and each EU member State to safeguard the independence and integrity of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to ensure access to remedies … [Read more...]

Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor | Press release

See full PDF press release Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor Immediate Release 16 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today denounced a new United States (US) threat against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the latest in a series of … [Read more...]

Canada’s need to Respond to threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF Version 12 April 2019 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 111 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 E-mail: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Dear Minister, Re: Threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its … [Read more...]

Threats and reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF version 9 April 2019 President Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable John R. Bolton, National Security Advisor United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … [Read more...]

United States: Threats by the USA against the International Criminal Court | Letter to the Canadian government

Full PDF Version International Criminal Court Photo credit: Human Rights Watch 25 March, 2019 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 111 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 E-mail: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Dear Minister Freeland, Re: … [Read more...]

Canada: Systematic US Violation of International Human Rights of Refugee Children and Families | Letter

Full PDF Version Ursula Detention Center Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection LRWC is calling on the Government of Canada to revoke the “Safe Third Country” agreement with the United States, which allows Canada to reject asylum seekers entering from the States on the grounds that … [Read more...]

Canada/USA: Boyle/Coleman Family Rescued

News flash – BOYLE/COLEMAN FAMILY RESCUED IN PAKISTAN. Announcing the very happy news of the release of Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their three infant children. Boyle and Coleman were taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Haqqani network in October 2012. The three children were born in … [Read more...]

Address Gaps in Remedies for Victims of Hostage-taking and Extra-legal Detention | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 43, at 01:17:34) Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 5 – General Debate:   Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date:                           20 September 2017 Speaker:       … [Read more...]

Canada: Canadian Child Hostages Overseas: The Ultimate Commodity – Working Paper by Catherine Morris

Full PDF Version Canadian Child Hostages Oversees, examines Canada’s international law obligations to secure the safe release of Canadian citizens taken hostage and illegally detained abroad generally. The working paper focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [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...]