Attend LRWC’s Annual General Meeting 7th May 2021: Keynote speaker Marjorie Cohn | Event

Register to attend the online AGM Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada plans to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Friday 7 May 2021, 1 pm Pacific time (4 pm Eastern). This year’s AGM features keynote speaker Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she … [Read more...]

LRWC releases its 2020 Annual Report | News

Full Annual Report 2020 (pdf) Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada has released its 2020 Annual Report featuring highlights of 2020 as well as summaries of countries of concern, publications and educational events in 2020. Below is review of 2020 by LRWC Executive Director, Catherine Morris, excerpted from … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Mounting evidence of crimes against humanity during military coup crackdown | Oral Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement aired on 12 March 2021 Direct link to LRWC oral video statement Link to full debate on UN WebTV: Part 1, 11 March 2021; Part 2, 12 March 2021. Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                Item 4: Interactive Dialogue: Special Rapporteur on Human … [Read more...]

“‘First They Ignore You’: Attempts to Thwart Human Rights Advocacy” | The Advocate March 2021

Full PDF (ENG) First published by The Advocate, Vol. 79, Part 2, March 2021 NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH CANADA By Catherine Morris “FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU”: ATTEMPTS TO THWART HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you ... And … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Myanmar: Advocacy Charter for the Universal Periodic Review, January 2021

Full Advocacy Charter PDF (ENG)  Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Myanmar at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar scheduled for 28 January 2021. The … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Justice for the People of Dong Tam | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FR) | Full PDF (VI) Video update published 25 March, 2021 8 October 2020 Nguyen Xuan Phuc Prime Minister Socialist Republic of Vietnam 16 Le Hong Phong Street Ba Dinh District Hà Nội VIETNAM Re: Dong Tam Trial Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We are … [Read more...]

The 30th Anniversary of the UN basic principles on the role of lawyers | Joint statement

See the full PDF (ENG) for all signatories Full PDF (FR) The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), recognised as the voice of the European legal profession, unites the Bars and Law Societies of 45 European Countries, including the 27 EU Member States. Through them, the CCBE … [Read more...]