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.

Thailand: Ensure truth, justice, and reparations for victims of enforced disappearance | Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Link to document on UN site Full written statement .pdf Joint written statement* submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, non-governmental organization in special consultative status, and Asian Legal Resource Centre, non-government organization in general consultative status Thai Lawyers … [Read more...]

Human Rights Catastrophe in Cameroon | Written Statement to the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Link to document on UN Human Rights Council site Full .pdf document Press Release (pdf) | Press release (.docx)   Joint written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status. The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in … [Read more...]

China: Denial of Medical Treatment to Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) 12 August 2019 His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping, President of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 People’s Republic of China Email: english@mail.gov.cn RE: Denial of Medical Treatment to Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Your … [Read more...]

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...]