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...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]

Amy Goodman: CHARGES REFUSED 17/10/16

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United States: LRWC Calls for Attorney General to vacate warrant for Amy Goodman’s arrest | Letter

Full PDF Version Full DOC Version 17 September 2016 TO: Loretta Lynch , United States Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General for North Dakota State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 125, … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: NGOs Call on U.S. President to Use Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Talks to Urge Viet Nam to Abide by Its International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Non-government organizations call on the President of the U.S. to use talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to urge Viet Nam to release political prisoners, repeal laws that criminalize the exercise of internationally protected rights, legalize unions and … [Read more...]

United States: International law duty to release Lynne Stewart for medical treatment | Letter

LRWC writes a letter to Mr. Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, and Mr. Charles E. Samuels Jr., Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to highlight the legal duty of the United States, under international law, to ensure that Lynne Stewart is released immediately for the treatment recommended … [Read more...]

United States: International law obligations to release of Lynne Stewart for medical treatment | Letter

Full PDF Version Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Mr. Eric Holder US Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001   Mr. Charles E. Samuels, Jr., Director Federal Bureau of Prisons 320 First Street, … [Read more...]