The 30th Anniversary of the UN basic principles on the role of lawyers | Joint statement

See the full PDF (ENG) for all signatories Full PDF (FR) The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), recognised as the voice of the European legal profession, unites the Bars and Law Societies of 45 European Countries, including the 27 EU Member States. Through them, the CCBE … [Read more...]

Turkey: Lawyer Esra Uymaz Saral released | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes the release of lawyer Esra Uymaz Saral on 13 February 2020 at her first hearing of charges related to an attempted coup in 2016. Ms. Saral sent a message to LRWC saying, “We can't thank you enough for your support and solidarity.” Ms. Saral was ordered into … [Read more...]

Canada: Ensure Independent and International Law-Compliant Investigation into RCMP Response to and Investigation of Extra-Judicial Killing of Colten Boushie | Letter

Full PDF Version The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP will conduce a Complaint and Public Interest Investigation of the RCMP response to and investigation of the extra-judicial killing of Colten Boushie on 9 August 2016 in Saskatchewan. LRWC has written to the CRCC setting … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Regarding the Arbitrary Detention of Yorm Bopha | Petition

Full PDF Version EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This Petition requests the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to render an Opinion that the arrest and detention of Ms. Yorm Bopha, amounts to arbitrary detention. Ms. Yorm Bopha is a human rights defender. She is a resident of  the … [Read more...]

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LRWC is volunteer-run and is funded exclusively by membership fees and private donations. Donations are eligible for charitable receipts in Canada. Donation cheques for Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada may be mailed to: Lawyers' Rights Watch (Legal Research) Canada 126-1644 Hillside Avenue, PO Box … [Read more...]