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.

Saudi Arabia: Samar Badawi, Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, Nassima al-Sada, Mohammad al-Rabe’a and Dr Ibrahim al-Modeimigh tortured in Dubhan Prison | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Samar Badawi Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs Global Affairs Canada 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca The Honourable Chrystia Freeland; Re: Samar … [Read more...]

Egypt: Detention and Disappearance of Mr. Ezzat Ghoneim | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Ezzat Ghonim Photo Credit: Middle East Monitor Thursday, November 22, 2018 President of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Office of the President Al Ittihadia Palace, Cairo, Egypt Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim Minister of … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Detention and Disappearance of Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri | Letter

Full PDF Version Dong Samuel Luak Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch Thursday, November 22, 2018 Silva Kiir Mayardit President of the Republic of South Sudan c/o Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations 336 East 45th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10017, … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Pakistan’s Duty to Provide Protection to Asia Bibi, Saif ul Mulook, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Thursday, 8 November, 2018 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 Khan Prime Minister of … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Asylum in Canada for Asia Bibi and her family | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Tuesday, 06 November 2018 The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen MP Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 365 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1A 1L1 Minister@cic.gc.ca The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould MP Minister of Justice and Attorney … [Read more...]

Philippines: Illegal Arrest, Detention, and Torture of Peasant Rights Advocates | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Hukbo Tuesday, October 30, 2018 H.E. Rodrigo Duterte President of the Republic, Malacañang Palace, JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Philippines Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968 E-mail: op@president.gov.ph The Honorable Menardo I. … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Kingdom Must Be Held to Account for Suppression of Dissent, Following Murder of Journalist and Widespread Arrest of Women’s Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Recognising the fundamental right to express our views, free from repression, we the undersigned civil society organisations call on the international community, including the United Nations, multilateral and regional institutions as well as democratic … [Read more...]

Egypt: Executions of 75 Defendants in Egypt | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: International Commission of Jurists 2 October 2018 President of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Office of the President Al Ittihadia Palace, Cairo, Egypt Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim Minister of … [Read more...]

Canada: Indigenous Rights and Rights of Foreign Victims | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 21, at 00:45:47) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 6: Universal Periodic Review Outcomes - Canada Date: 20 September 2018 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Marked Regression of Civil and Political Rights in Cambodia | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 27, at 01:04:20) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 – Interactive dialogue on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Date: 26 September 2018 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]