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.

Turkey: International law obligations to release lawyer Nurullah Albayrak | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Nurullah Albayrak, lawyer August 8, 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Re: International law obligations to release lawyer Nurullah Albayrak Dear Mr. Gül, We write on … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Lawyer Eren Keskin | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Eren Keskin, human rights lawyer July 19, 2019 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 Re: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Three Years and Still No Effective Investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s Killing | Joint Statement

Full PDF Dr. Kem Ley, political commentator and human rights defender 9 July 2019 Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing (Bangkok, Thailand) --- Today, on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and … [Read more...]

Philippines | Killing the lawyers: 43 jurists murdered in the Philippines since 2016 | Report

Full .pdf report Killing the lawyers:* 43 jurists murdered in the Philippines since 2016  Extrajudicial killing of jurists as part of a pattern of widespread and systematic violations of human rights Report Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada 5 July 2019 Contents Introduction. 1 The … [Read more...]

China: Unlawful Use of Force by Police on 12 June 2019 | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Link to Video Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Photo Source: Human Rights Watch  Friday, June 28, 2019 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Office of the Chief Executive 1 Tim Wa Avenue Tamar, Hong Kong Email: … [Read more...]

Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 46, 01:25:11, Full .pdf statement Item:                   Item 3: General Debate Date:                   1 July 2019 Speaker:            Ms. Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: States Should Adopt Resolution at UNHRC to Address Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (ARAB) 4 June 2019 Stand up for human rights in Saudi Arabia: States should adopt a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to address ongoing human rights violations Your Excellency, We remain highly concerned about the human rights situation in Saudi … [Read more...]

China: Human Rights in China – Strengthening Calls for Accountability | Event

Thursday 27 June, 12-1pm, Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Co-sponsored by Human Rights Watch, International Service for Human Rights, Law Council of Australia, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, Lawyers for Lawyers, and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Download the flyer … [Read more...]

China: Joint Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

Live video stream, Chapter 53, 01:57:07 Full PDF Lawyers for Lawyers Co-sponsors: International Bar Association, ISHR, Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada Joint statement under Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and the Independent … [Read more...]

Morocco: International Obligations to Guarantee the Rights of Nazha Al Khalidi | Letter

Full PDF Version Nazha Al Khalidi, journalist and human rights defender 6 June 2019 Hon. Mohamed Aujjar Minister of Justice Moroccan Ministry of Justice Mamounieh Square, PO Box 1015 Rabat, Morocco Fax: +212 (0) 537 705 914 Email: entraidejcivil@justice.gov.ma, … [Read more...]