Thailand: | Call to US Secretary of State: Thailand’s draft NGO law threatens civil society organizations | Joint letter

See full PDF letter (EN) | See full pdf letter (Thai) Proposed Thailand law threatens civil society organizations combatting human trafficking จดหมายเปิดผนึก: ร่างกฎหมายของประเทศไทยซึ่งคุกคามองค์กรภาคประชาสังคมที่ด าเนินงานต่อต้านและแก้ปัญหาการค้ามนุษย์ On 17 June, dozens of human rights … [Read more...]

Iran: Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi released on bail | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomes news that human rights lawyer Mr. Amirsalar Davoudi was on 13 June 2021 granted pre-trial release from Rajaie Shahr prison in Alborz province, Iran, on bail of 20 billion IRR (approximately US $475,000). Amirsalar Davoudi is a human rights lawyer and a … [Read more...]

Event 17 June 2021: LRWC supports refugees from Myanmar on World Refugee Day | Press release

Full .pdf press release |  Photo Online panel: 17 June 2021.  Time zone conversion: Victoria, Canada: Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5pm (Pacific time) | Myanmar: Friday, 18 June 2021, 6:30am | Bangkok: Friday, 18 June 2021, 7am | Singapore: Friday, 18 June 2021, 8 am Register: … [Read more...]

Open letter calling for global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance | Joint open letter

Full pdf statement | List of 179 signatories from 55 countries | Join the campaign LRWC has joined 179 signatories from 55 countries in an open letter released 7 June 2021 calling for a global ban on the uses of facial biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and … [Read more...]

Philippines: Halt extrajudicial killings and attacks on human rights defenders | Joint letter

Full PDF letter signed by 103 civil society organizations 07 June 2021 Hon. Alexander G. Gesmundo Chief Justice Supreme Court of the Philippines Hon. Menardo I. Guevarra Secretary Philippine Department of Justice Dear Chief Justice Gesmundo and Secretary Guevarra: Greetings … [Read more...]

Cambodia: COVID-19 measures must respect, protect, and fulfil human rights

Full pdf statement | Full statement below Cambodia: COVID-19 measures must respect, protect, and fulfil human rights  Place people and their human rights at the centre of emergency responses Statement 7 June 2021 Introduction: Cambodia’s harsh COVID-19 measures highlight the need for … [Read more...]

Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for human rights prize

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes news that Myanmar lawyer, U Khin Maung Zaw has been shortlisted for the 2021 Lawyers for Lawyers Prize. Based in the Netherlands, Lawyers for Lawyers advocates for lawyers at risk around the world. LRWC nominated U Khin Maung Zaw for the prize in April … [Read more...]

Thailand: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada urges Thailand to withdraw draft NGO law | Statement

Full PDF statement Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada urges Thailand to withdraw draft NGO law Repressive draft law is a threat to civil society and violates international human rights law Statement 31 May 2021 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) joins the growing international expressions of … [Read more...]

Canada’s Senate must immediately pass Bill C-15: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) calls on Canada's Senate for immediate passage of Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. LRWC welcomes the House of Commons passage if the Bill on 25 May 2021 on Third Reading. In 2015 Canada's Truth and … [Read more...]

USA: Coalition calls for UN Inquiry into racist US police violence | Joint Letter

Full PDF Joint Letter  On 10 May 2021, a coalition of hundreds of families of victims of United States (US) police violence and civil society organizations from all over the world, including LRWC, signed a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding implementation of … [Read more...]