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2024 Colombian Caravana – Your Support Needed!

DONATE AT THIS LINK: Donate to LRWC’s VIII Caravana fund through Canada Helps  Support LRWC Board Member Heather Neun’s Participation in VIII Colombian Caravana 24/06/2024 DONATE AT THIS LINK: Donate to LRWC’s VIII Caravana fund through Canada Helps  Colombia remains the most dangerous … [Read more...]

Global Coalition accepts UN Human Rights Prize

  New York, 15 December, 2023 — Today the Global Coalition of Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, and Local Communities for the Universal Recognition of the Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment accepted the prestigious 2023 United Nations Human Rights … [Read more...]

UPDATED REPORT: Colombia Caravana – Confronting Impunity: Protect Lawyers and Judicial Independence

The VII International Caravana of Jurists has released the final report of the August 2022 delegation of lawyers and judges to Colombia. The latest Caravana focused on the need for an independent judiciary and the protection of human rights lawyers and defenders, to confront impunity and guarantee … [Read more...]

Amicus Curiae Filed in Petition of Colombian Human Rights Lawyers against the State of Colombia

Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) recently filed an amicus curiae brief (amicus) with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) concerning the petition of “Jose Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) v Colombia. The Petitioners are … [Read more...]

LRWC releases its 2021 Annual Report | News

Full Annual Report 2021 (pdf) Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada has released its 2021 Annual Report featuring highlights of 2021 as well as summaries of countries of concern, publications and educational events in 2021. LRWC advocated for lawyers and other human rights defenders in 24 countries of … [Read more...]

LRWC’s Annual General Meeting to be held 17 June 2022, 2 pm (pacific) | Online meeting

 To renew your membership for 2022 > LRWC join page Annual General Meeting 2022 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada -and- Lawyers’ Rights Watch (Legal Research) Canada Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Pacific time) N.B. All LRWC members are welcome to attend; only paid up … [Read more...]

Russia: Voted off UN ECOSOC’s Committee on NGOs after 75 years

News update: On 13 April 2022, the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected 19 members of the UN Committee on NGOs, a body mandated to accredit NGOs to the UN. Russia was voted off the Committee after being a member since the establishment of the Committee in 1947. There are no term … [Read more...]

UN General Assembly suspends Russia from Human Rights Council

News update: On 7 April 2022, the UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from its membership in the UN Human Rights Council based on UN General Assembly Resolution 60/251, which provides that all members of the Council "shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human … [Read more...]

Thailand: Angkhana Neelapaijit appointed to UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances

LRWC welcomes the 1 April 2022 decision of the UN Human Rights Council to appoint Angkhana Neelapaijit, a prominent human rights advocate in Thailand, to the UN Working Group on enforced and involuntary disappearances (WGEID). Angkhana Neelapaijit has served as the Chair of the Working Group for … [Read more...]

Canada: Gidimt’en land defenders made a submission to UN about ongoing rights violations by BC and Canada | Press release and submission

See full .pdf submission to the UN (EN) Scroll down for the list of signatories and 26 endorsing organizations, including LRWC. Gidimt’en land defenders make submission to United Nations about ongoing rights violations by BC and Canada; Urge UN to visit Wet’suwet’en … [Read more...]