Myanmar Coup: “A Crisis Born of Impunity” | LRWC joins worldwide calls for action to restore civilian authorities

Myanmar Coup: “A Crisis Born of Impunity” LRWC joins worldwide calls for action to restore civilian authorities Catherine Morris Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada 19 February 2021 First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 25 February, 2021 UPDATE: On 12 February the then … [Read more...]

Yemen: UN Security Council should refer Yemen situation to the ICC: Oral Statement, 46th Session, UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Direct link to LRWC statement Link to full debate Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Oral Update of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen Date: 25 February 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Prevailing Impunity and Lack of Accountability for Human Rights Violations | Oral Statement to the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Direct link to LRWC statement See full debate on Sri Lanka: 24 February and 25 February 2021. Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Sri Lanka – Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Date: 25 February 2021 Speaker: Harini … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Discard the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of the National Internet Gateway, set to detrimentally impact human rights online in Cambodia | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) JOINT STATEMENT Discard the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of the National Internet Gateway, set to detrimentally impact human rights online in Cambodia Phnom Penh, 18 February 2021 – We, the undersigned national and international non-governmental organizations and … [Read more...]

The Right to Counsel: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Assistance and Representation | LRWC publication

NEW BOOK The Right to Counsel: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Assistance and Representation | LRWC publication Download free of charge in .pdf format. Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is pleased to announce the publication of a new international human rights law guidebook, … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Extend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Joint Letter

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council 5 February 2021 Re: Extend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Excellencies, We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, write to urge your … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul released after three years in prison | Welcome Developments

Full Document (ENG) Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul released after three years in prison Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada welcomes the release of women’s rights defender, Loujain Al-Hathloul, after 1001 days of imprisonment on spurious charges. She was released … [Read more...]

Turkey: International law obligations to release arbitrarily detained lawyer Mr. Aytaç Ünsal | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) 8 February 2021 Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan The President of Turkey Cumhurbaşkanlığı Külliyesi 06560 Beştepe- Ankara-Turkey Fax : (+90 312) 525 58 31 E-mail: contact@tccb.gov.tr Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 (0312) 419 … [Read more...]

Azerbaijan: Day of the Endangered Lawyer 24th January 2021 | Petition

Full PDF Petition See an invitation to a related online event to be held 21 January 2020. 11th DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER 24th January 2021 - AZERBAIJAN: The struggle to protect Azerbaijani lawyers   The DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER is commemorated each year on 24 January. On … [Read more...]

Doing the two-step on uneven platforms: Successes and setbacks of human rights advocacy

First published by Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 30 December 2020 Human rights advocates are sometimes asked whether human rights advocacy works. Most human rights defenders answer in the form of anecdotes, because empirical research on effectiveness is scarce in a world where human … [Read more...]