Afghanistan: Urgent need for international investigative mechanism | Oral video statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf statement See the video at  02:39:50 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: General debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention Date: 24 September 2021 Speaker: Paria Saremi Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Protect Afghanistan’s truth-tellers: Human rights defenders in a world of diplomatic doublespeak | Article

This article was first published at www.Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 15 September 2021. Protect Afghanistan’s truth-tellers: Human rights defenders in a world of diplomatic doublespeak Written by Catherine Morris In 2021 the world has witnessed the abject failure of … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan: Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council | UN Statement

Full pdf statement (EN) Video of full debate: See the opening statements and reports of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights during Item 2 of the 48th session. Second meeting with report on Afghanistan. See the general debate: 3rd meeting, 4th meeting, and 5th meeting (LRWC's statement is at … [Read more...]

Responding to Scholars under Threat in Asia: Afghanistan and Beyond | UVic online event

Speakers: Susan Breau: Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria; specializing in international humanitarian and human rights law Phil Calvert: Former Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos; CAPI Senior Fellow Viviana Fernandez: National Steering Committee Chair, … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Joint statement seeks fact finding mechanism | Joint Statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF statement (EN) Special Session video: 1st meeting; 2nd meeting (LRWC statement at 09:46); Statements regarding action on the resolution. Full text of statements of all speakers from UN Experts, States and NGOs Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  31st Special … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Statement of Lawyers Rights Watch Canada: Uphold the rule of law in Afghanistan | Press release

Full pdf press release (EN) UPDATE: See LRWC's oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council, 24 August 2021. Statement of Lawyers Rights Watch Canada: Uphold the rule of law in Afghanistan  Immediate release August 17, 2021 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) deplores the Taliban’s … [Read more...]

European Union: Ensure the independence & integrity of the International Criminal Court | Letter

Full PDF Version On 26 April 2019, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) wrote a letter to the European Union (EU) urging immediate steps by the EU and each EU member State to safeguard the independence and integrity of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to ensure access to remedies … [Read more...]

Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor | Press release

See full PDF press release Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor Immediate Release 16 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today denounced a new United States (US) threat against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the latest in a series of … [Read more...]

International Criminal Court News | 17 July 2018

Full PDF Version International Criminal Court News - 17 July 2018 By Joshua Lam and Melissa Tessler July 17, 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute – the Statute which established the International Criminal Court and its jurisdiction over crimes against humanity, genocide and … [Read more...]

Address Gaps in Remedies for Victims of Hostage-taking and Extra-legal Detention | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 43, at 01:17:34) Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 5 – General Debate:   Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date:                           20 September 2017 Speaker:       … [Read more...]