LRWC advocacy makes a big difference

LRWC work influences positive outcomes and remediation of rights violations. LRWC often works in cooperation with other non-government organizations by initiating, contributing to, or endorsing, joint initiatives. It is usually not possible to determine whether or the extent to which, LRWC’s own and joint work contributed to a particular ‘success’. However, victims and their advocates continue to report that LRWC work is vitally important to achieving justice in individual cases and providing a source of hope in the interim, and in promoting better knowledge of internationally protected rights.

Hong Kong: Independent investigation of police use of force required by law | Letter

Full .pdf letter Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Via email to: ceo@ceo.gov.hk Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah Secretary of Justice for Hong Kong Via email to: sjo@doj.gov.hk Dear Chief Executive Lam and Secretary of Justice Cheng; Re: Independent investigation … [Read more...]

Philippines: Lawyers Killed and Attacked With Murderous Intent | Updated list

Full  .pdf report List of Attorneys, Prosecutors, Judges, and Legal Workers Attacked With Murderous Intent in the Philippines During the Duterte Government Since July 2016  As of 28 February 2020 Compiled by the IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers[1] in cooperation with … [Read more...]

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en | Press release

Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international … [Read more...]

Canada: International law obligations to suspend construction of pipeline and stop use of force against Wet’suwet’en | Legal Brief

Full .pdf legal brief | Press release Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Canada ignores UN call to suspend three mega-projects in BC  Modern international human rights … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Obligations| Press Release

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Photo credit: Amnesty Arrest of human rights monitors in breach of the Hong Kong government’s international obligations 11 February 2020 Today, 24 human rights organizations published an open letter to Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release

Full pdf version Comply with international law obligations says LRWC  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force 12 February 2020 - While peaceful protesters are arrested from coast to coast, Canada’s … [Read more...]

Colombia: Recent Threats Against and Protective Measures for Human Rights Lawyer Adil Meléndez Márquez | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Adil Meléndez Márquez, human rights lawyer Photo credit: Colombia Caravana Pablo Elías González Monguí Director, Unidad Nacional de Protección Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 Puente Aranda Bogotá D.C. 111611 Colombia 3 February 2020 Re: Recent threats … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekci and Busra Cinkara | Letter

Full PDF Version Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekc, Büşra Cinkara (right) January 21, 2020 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adalet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations to … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Joint Petition

PDF (ENG) | PDF (FRE) | PDF (SPA) 10th DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER 24th January 2020 - PAKISTAN: A Struggle to Protect the Lawyers from Pakistan Petition The DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER is commemorated each year on 24 January. On that Day, 24 January 1977 four trade union lawyers … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Repeal Blasphemy Laws, Consent to Reversal of Conviction on Appeal and Release Junaid Hafeez | Letter

Full PDF Junaid Hafeez, Fulbright scholar and university lecturer January 7, 2020 Mr. Arif Alvi President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Email: dg_coord2@president.gov.pk,  dir_coord4@president.gov.pk Mr. Imran … [Read more...]