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.

New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

See LRWC press release | See full .pdf letter February 14, 2019 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Royal Thai Government Government House 1 Pitsanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand RE: New Lawsuits Brought by … [Read more...]

Eighty-nine organizations denounce SLAPP-suits against human rights defenders by Thai poultry corporation | Press release

See .docx version of Press.Release For immediate release (updated 14 February 2019) Bangkok, 14 February 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada is one of 89 international, regional, and local organizations from around the world that signed a joint letter to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut … [Read more...]

China: Statement Demanding an Acquittal of Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) / Full PDF Version (Chinese) 28th January 2019 Statement: Demanding an Acquittal of lawyer Wang Quanzhang On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court (the Court) gave its verdict on a prominent human rights lawyer Wang … [Read more...]

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 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:, 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 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: 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...]