Canada: Concern about BC government intrusion on independence of the legal profession: BC Attorney General’s “Legal Professions Regulatory Modernization General Intentions Paper” | LRWC Statement

Statement on the British Columbia Legal Professions Regulatory Modernization General Intentions Paper, September 2022 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada[*] 18 November 2022 Full statement below. To enlarge the Table of Contents and see the full pdf statement click here or on the image … [Read more...]

LRWC intervenes at the UN Human Rights Council on violations in over a dozen countries | Letters and statements at the 51st Session 12 September to 7 October 2022

During the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council held 12 September to 7 October 2022,  Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) intervened to seek the Council's action to address serious human rights violations in a number of countries including: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, the Occupied … [Read more...]

Support LRWC Board Member Heather Neun’s Participation in VII Colombia Caravana

Go To Donate Page Please donate to support LRWC member Heather Neun’s participation in the VII International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia (20-28 August 2022) in support of the Colombian legal profession. The VII Caravana is taking place at the invitation of Colombian human rights … [Read more...]

Sudan: Abolish immunities for members of the security forces and halt unnecessary use of force against peaceful protestors | Joint statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement See full debate on UN WebTV at 1:45:47 with IBAHRI and LRWC statement at 2:27:54 United Nations Human Rights Council 50th Human Rights Council Session Oral Statement by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) 50th session of the Human … [Read more...]

South Sudan must implement Universal Periodic Review commitments | Joint oral video statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement See the full debate on UN WebTV with LRWC and IBAHRI joint statement at 23:52 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 6: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review outcomes for South Sudan Date: 30 June 2022 Speaker: Temisan Boyo Oral Statement to the … [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...]

Afghanistan: Establish an independent international investigative mechanism | Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council’s Urgent Debate on rights of women and girls in Afghanistan

Full .pdf statement See the full urgent debate on UN WebTV: Part 1, including statements of the UNHCHR, the Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan, and Ms. Fawzia Koofi, First Woman Vice President of the Afghan Parliament and human rights activist Part 2 (NGO statements) See the text of all … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Take urgent measures to halt the military junta’s atrocity crimes | Joint oral video statement to UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate on UN WebTV. LRWC and IBAHRI joint statement at 02:26:49 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Date: 29 June 2022 Speaker: Renée Mulligan Oral Statement … [Read more...]

Belarus: Dozens of Belarusian lawyers persecuted since the 2020 elections | Joint oral video statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf joint statement | | See the joint oral video statement on UN Web TV at 01:04:33 United Nations Human Rights Council, 50th Session  Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus28 June 2022 Joint Oral Statement The … [Read more...]

United Nations: Appointment of next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights | Joint open letter

Full .pdf letter 21 June 2022 Mr António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations United Nations Headquarters, New York Open letter Dear Secretary-General, Appointment of next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights The post of High Commissioner for Human Rights is … [Read more...]