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.

Turkey: International Law Obligations Regarding Lawyer Eren Keskin | Letter

Full PDF Eren Keskin, human rights lawyer Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations regarding lawyer Eren Keskin Dear Mr. Gül, We write … [Read more...]

Mexico: Murder of Five Lawyers in Ciudad Juárez | Letter

Full PDF Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, lawyer 14 November 2019 Minister of the Interior: Olga Sánchez Cordero Secretaría de Gobernación Bucareli 99, Col. Juárez Del. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06600 Ciudad de México, México Email:  secretario@segob.gob.mx Governor of Chihuahua State: Javier … [Read more...]

Colombia: Germán Romero Sánchez at Risk for His Work as a Lawyer for Victims of Human Rights Violations | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Germán Romero Sánchez, human rights lawyer 22 October 2019 Excmo. Sr. Iván Duque Márquez Presidente de la República de Colombia Carrera 8 Nº 7 – 26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Re: Germán Romero Sánchez en alto riesgo debido a su labor de … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release ÇHD Lawyers | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Members of the Contemporary Lawyers' Association 22 October 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations to release … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary Arrest and Forcible Disappearance of Samar Badawi | WGEID Complaints

Full PDF (ENG) Draft Working Paper on the Arbitrary Detention of Samar Badawi Background Samar Badawi is known and respected internationally as a human rights advocate. She has been a prominent advocate for women’s rights since 2010, advocating for the right of women to vote and to … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention of Lawyers and Defenders in China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cameroon | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 56, 01:29:37 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 3, General Debate Date:                       13 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Speaker:                 Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral … [Read more...]

The Philippines: Attacks Again Lawyers Escalating | Joint statement by 151 lawyers’ organizations and lawyers

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FRE) Lawyers for Lawyers, LRWC and more than 150 Bar Associations, lawyers’ organizations and members of the legal profession urge the Philippine Government to stop the extra-judicial killings of lawyers, allow investigations that ensure accountability for perpetrators … [Read more...]

Indonesia: Support Letter for Ms. Veronica Koman | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Veronica Koman, human rights lawyer LRWC and L4L sent a joint letter calling on Indonesian authorities to withdraw criminal charges against human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, charged for disseminating information about police violence against Papuan students peacefully … [Read more...]

Human Rights Violations in Cameroon, Philippines, China, and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 74, 01:59:48 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 2, General Debate on the oral update of the High Commissioner of Human Rights Date:                       10 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Cambodia: The Roots of Cambodia’s persistent rights violations: Impunity of the powerful | Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

See UN document (without references) Download UN document (pdf) Full PDF version with references … [Read more...]