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.

European Union: Ensure the independence & integrity of the International Criminal Court | Letter

Full PDF Version On 26 April 2019, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) wrote a letter to the European Union (EU) urging immediate steps by the EU and each EU member State to safeguard the independence and integrity of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to ensure access to remedies … [Read more...]

China: Nine Activists Wrongfully Convicted for Peaceful Pro-democracy Advocacy | Letter

Full PDF Version Umbrella Movement leaders outside court on 9 April Photo Credit: Amnesty LRWC objects to the prosecution, conviction and sentencing of nine democracy advocates for peacefully exercising rights to expression and assembly to promote universal suffrage and open elections in Hong … [Read more...]

Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor | Press release

See full PDF press release Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor Immediate Release 16 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today denounced a new United States (US) threat against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the latest in a series of … [Read more...]

Canada’s need to Respond to threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF Version 12 April 2019 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 111 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 E-mail: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Dear Minister, Re: Threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its … [Read more...]

Threats and reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF version 9 April 2019 President Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable John R. Bolton, National Security Advisor United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … [Read more...]

Turkey: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren Keskin

Full PDF Version   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 Dear Mr. Gül; Re: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren Keskin We write on behalf of Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Over 50 Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Women’s Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version Loujain Al-Hathloul (left), Aziza Al-Yousef, Eman Al-Nafjan, Samar Badawi (right) Over 50 NGOs including LRWC sent a letter on 19 February 2019 to over 30 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of UN Member States calling for adoption of a resolution at the 40th session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

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...]