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: 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 on UPR Outome to 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...]