2024 Colombian Caravana – Your Support Needed!

DONATE AT THIS LINK: Donate to LRWC’s VIII Caravana fund through Canada Helps  Support LRWC Board Member Heather Neun’s Participation in VIII Colombian Caravana 24/06/2024 DONATE AT THIS LINK: Donate to LRWC’s VIII Caravana fund through Canada Helps  Colombia remains the most dangerous … [Read more...]

Open Letter: Premier David Eby Stop the criminalization of Wet’suwet’en land defenders!

Full PDF joint open letter [EN] | [FR] Wet’suwet’en land defenders, under the governance of the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s Hereditary Chiefs, oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline by the Canadian-based company Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. (CGL), owned by TC Energy Corporation. This … [Read more...]

Interview with Reinaldo Villalba on the “historic” ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the “CAJAR v. Colombia” case

Reposted with permission from the International Observatory of Lawyers at Risk On 18 March 2024, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a “historic” ruling in the “Case of the members of the Lawyers’ Corporation ‘José Alvear Restrepo’ v. Colombia”. The Observatory was very pleased to … [Read more...]

Thailand: Acquittal in SLAPP against whistleblower Chutima Sidasathian

On 6 March 2024, a Thai court in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province acquitted anti-corruption whistleblower Dr. Chutima Sidasathian on three charges of criminal defamation. The three charges against Dr Chutima were brought by a local elected official, Mayor Thanonthorn Kaveekitrattana, in May … [Read more...]

LRWC condemns the detention of Guatemalan lawyer Claudia González Orellana

LRWC joins 29 organizations condemning detention of Guatemalan lawyer Claudia González Orellana and calling for her immediate release Claudia González was a representative for the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), committed to the fight against impunity of serious … [Read more...]

UPDATED REPORT: Colombia Caravana – Confronting Impunity: Protect Lawyers and Judicial Independence

The VII International Caravana of Jurists has released the final report of the August 2022 delegation of lawyers and judges to Colombia. The latest Caravana focused on the need for an independent judiciary and the protection of human rights lawyers and defenders, to confront impunity and guarantee … [Read more...]

Support LRWC Board Member Heather Neun’s Participation in VII Colombia Caravana

Go To Donate Page Please donate to support LRWC member Heather Neun’s participation in the VII International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia (20-28 August 2022) in support of the Colombian legal profession. The VII Caravana is taking place at the invitation of Colombian human rights … [Read more...]

ACTION NEWS: LRWC Newsletter Winter 2021-2022

Join or Renew | Support LRWC's work LRWC Action News Winter 2021-2022 Edition (full .pdf) Afghanistan | Cambodia | Cameroon | Cambodia | Canada | China and Hong Kong | Colombia | Egypt | India | Iran | Myanmar | Philippines | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Thailand | Turkey | UN Human Rights Council | … [Read more...]

The “two Michaels” and Celil: Windows into China’s legal gulag | LRWC article in slaw.ca

This article was first published at www.Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 16 November 2021. Written by Catherine Morris The “two Michaels,” Kovrig and Spavor, are not the only Canadians who have been unjustly imprisoned in China. Another Canadian, Huseyin Celil, has been jailed … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Joint statement seeks fact finding mechanism | Joint Statement to the UN Human Rights Council 31st Special Session

Full PDF statement (EN) Special Session video: 1st meeting; 2nd meeting (LRWC statement at 09:46); Statements regarding action on the resolution. Full text of statements of all speakers from UN Experts, States and NGOs Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  31st Special … [Read more...]