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.

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:, … [Read more...]

China: Release and Reversal of Convictions for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Release and reversal of convictions for pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong Immediate release 27 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) [1] is a committee of lawyers and others who promote international human rights through advocacy, education and … [Read more...]

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...]