Hong Kong: Prosecution of Tiananmen Vigil Organizer Chow Hang-tung | Joint Open Letter

Full PDF letter (EN) 21 July 2021 Ms. Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah Secretary for Justice Department of Justice Central, Hong Kong Re: Prosecution of Tiananmen Vigil Organizer Chow Hang-tung Dear Secretary Cheng, We, a group of 72 international non-governmental organizations and … [Read more...]

Turkey: Concerns about access to the legal profession and disbarments | Joint Statement

Full pdf statement (EN) Concerns about access to the legal profession and increasing disbarments of lawyers in Turkey 19 July 2021 We, the undersigned organizations, have long been deeply concerned about the increasingly challenging and hostile environment in which lawyers in Turkey … [Read more...]

Canada: Alleged influence by judge on U of T hiring process | Update

LRWC welcomes news that the University of Toronto (U of T) Faculty of Law announced in June 2021 that it has reopened a competition to hire a director of its International Human Rights Program (IHRP) after months of controversy over allegations of improper external pressure and interference in the … [Read more...]

China: The Persecution List / 中國人權律師受迫害名單 | Video

This 13:17-minute video was shown at the 5th China Human Rights Lawyers Day conference held 7 July 2021 (2021.7.09), the 6th anniversary of the “709 Crackdown” against human rights lawyers in China in 2015. Listing the names of lawyers arbitrarily detained, tortured, disappeared, disbarred or died … [Read more...]

The 5th China Human Rights Lawyers Day 第五屆中國人權律師節 | Online conference video

See the Conference Programme (pdf). Speakers and organizers are listed below. The conference starts at 13:20 in the video.  View the 13-minute video, "The Persecution List" The 5th China Human Rights Lawyers Day conference was held on 7 July 2021 (2021.7.09). On the 6th anniversary of the … [Read more...]

Algeria: Lawyers targeted in escalation of criminalization of fundamental freedoms | Joint statement

Joint statement full PDF (EN) Full Statement (Arabic) بيان-حول-وضع-المحامين-في-الجزائر Joint statement by Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Institute for the Rule of Law of the International Association of Lawyers … [Read more...]

Cambodia: No Justice at five year anniversary of Kem Ley’s death | Joint Statement

Full pdf joint statement  9 July 2021 Today, in advance of the fifth anniversary of the unlawful killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 45 undersigned organizations reiterate their call for the Cambodian authorities to create an independent … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Release human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh | Letter

Full PDF letter In a letter dated 8 July 2021, LRWC calls for the immediate release of human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh, and for the Vietnamese authorities to end their harassment of human rights defenders,  journalists, and political activists. The letter urges the government of Vietnam to … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Continued arbitrary detention of lawyers and defenders | Joint statement of LRWC and LSEW

Full pdf statement See the video of the full Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN Human Rights Council, 6 July and continued 7 July 2021. Watch the LRWC video statement at  06:52 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive … [Read more...]

Belarus: Increased harassment of lawyers in 2020-2021 | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf statement Video of the Interactive Dialogue on UN Web TV starting at 01:07:54. Organization: Lawyers for Lawyers Item: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Date: 5 July 2021 Speaker: Mr. Leroy Niekoop Mme. … [Read more...]