ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | now available at CanLII

Free .pdf download | Now available on CanLii Foreword by Michel Forst Press release Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is pleased to announce that ATTACKING DEFENDERS: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY A guide to international law rights of human rights defenders is now available on … [Read more...]

United States: Joint Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council on systemic racism and police violence | Joint statement led by ACLU

Full PDF (ENG) See the joint oral statement LRWC was among 300 NGOs from more than 60 countries that joined a 1 October 2020 oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council led by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The oral statement was a follow up to the Council's June 2020 Resolution 43/1 … [Read more...]

ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | Press Release

More about the book, including free download Read the Foreword by Michel Forst NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Promoting human rights by protecting those who defend them www.lrwc.org – lrwc@lrwc.org – Tel: +1 604 736 … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Persistent gross, widespread and systematic violations of human rights while a member of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Written Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

See full pdf report as filed with the UN Human Rights Council without footnotes (due to length restrictions) See the fully footnoted report (pdf) This written statement by LRWC is endorsed by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Idil Eser and 9 Other Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC calls on Turkey to immediately release Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders arrested and detained on 5 July 2017 ostensibly for investigation of alleged membership in “an armed organization with the purpose of committing … [Read more...]

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...]

Kenya: Law Society of Kenya’s Response to Murder of Willie Kimani | Letter

Full PDF Version The High Court of Kenya ruled that lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their driver Joseph Muiruri were abducted and executed by police and allowed the Law Society of Kenya to seek compensation on behalf of the victims' families. Wednesday, August 17, … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Arbitrary Arrest and Incommunicado Detention of Nguyễn Văn Đài | Letter

Full PDF Version Monday, July 4, 2016 Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Email: InfoDesk@ohchr.org Dear High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu Al-Khair Nominated for Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award

Nomination Letter from LRWC, UIA, and the Law Society of England and Wales (PDF) Letter of Support from Alex Neve, Amnesty International (PDF) Letter of Support from Adam Coogle, Human Rights Watch (PDF) … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: LRWC Calls for Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi | Letter

Full PDF Version The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca Dear Minister Dion; Re: Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair and Raif Badawi Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada is writing to ask that you request the … [Read more...]