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.

Laos & Thailand: Investigate enforced disappearances of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong | Joint Statement

Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances, reveal fate of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong 15 December 2019: On the seventh anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the Lao … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Open Letter to President Macron about Human Rights Abuses in Cameroon | Letter

PDF (ENG) / PDF (FR) November 12, 2019 Open Letter to President Macron about Human Rights Abuses in Cameroon Honourable Emmanuel Macron President of the Republic of France Palais de l’Elysée, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris, FRANCE Dear President Macron: We, the … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations Regarding Lawyer Eren Keskin | Letter

Full PDF Eren Keskin, human rights lawyer 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 regarding lawyer Eren Keskin Dear Mr. Gül, We write … [Read more...]

Colombia: Germán Romero Sánchez at Risk for His Work as a Lawyer for Victims of Human Rights Violations | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Germán Romero Sánchez, human rights lawyer 22 October 2019 Excmo. Sr. Iván Duque Márquez Presidente de la República de Colombia Carrera 8 Nº 7 – 26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Re: Germán Romero Sánchez en alto riesgo debido a su labor de … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release ÇHD Lawyers | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Members of the Contemporary Lawyers' Association 22 October 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 … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary Arrest and Forcible Disappearance of Samar Badawi | WGEID Complaints

Full PDF (ENG) WORKING GROUP ON ENFORCED OR INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCES COMMUNICATION FORM 1. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE disappeared person (a) * Family name(s): BADAWI (b) * Given names(s): SAMAR MOHAMMAD 2. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FACTS (a) * Date of arrest, abduction or … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Unlawful Arrest and Detention of Samar Badawi | Working Paper

Full PDF (ENG) Draft Working Paper on the Arbitrary Detention of Samar Badawi Background Samar Badawi is known and respected internationally as a human rights advocate. She has been a prominent advocate for women’s rights since 2010, advocating for the right of women to vote and to … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention of Lawyers and Defenders in China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cameroon | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 56, 01:29:37 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 3, General Debate Date:                       13 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Speaker:                 Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral … [Read more...]

The Philippines: Attacks Again Lawyers Escalating | Joint statement by 151 lawyers’ organizations and lawyers

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FRE) Lawyers for Lawyers, LRWC and more than 150 Bar Associations, lawyers’ organizations and members of the legal profession urge the Philippine Government to stop the extra-judicial killings of lawyers, allow investigations that ensure accountability for perpetrators … [Read more...]

Indonesia: Support Letter for Ms. Veronica Koman | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Veronica Koman, human rights lawyer LRWC and L4L sent a joint letter calling on Indonesian authorities to withdraw criminal charges against human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, charged for disseminating information about police violence against Papuan students peacefully … [Read more...]