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.

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...]

Yemen: Investigate Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Yemen | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 43, at 01:42:56) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: Interactive dialogue on the situation in Yemen Date: 25-26 September 2018 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights … [Read more...]

Continued Widespread, Systematic, and Grave Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia and China | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 19, at 00:33:50) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 5: General Debate – Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date: 19 September 2018 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Inequality and Discrimination Faced by Cameroon’s English Speaking Minority | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 21, at 00:51:40) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 6: UPR Outcomes - Cameroon Date: 20 September 2018 Speaker: Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from … [Read more...]

Columbia: Protection of Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 18, at 00:37:05) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Date: 20/21 September 2018 HRC section: 39th Session (Agenda Item 6) Speaker: Mr. Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Investigation and Prosecution of Senior Myanmar Military Officials for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 62, at 01:44:10) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: General Debate Date: 18 September 2018 Speaker: Mr. Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights … [Read more...]

Turkey: Release 21 Arbitrarily Imprisoned Members of the Istanbul Bar Association | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: The Nation 11 September 2018 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 President of Turkey Recep Tayyip … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Investigate and Prosecute Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes | Statement

Full PDF Version (English) / Full Word Version (English) / Version français FFM Report / Video of FFM Press Conference Press Conference on the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of lawyers who promote human rights and … [Read more...]