AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGNS

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...]

Afghanistan: Grave risks for jurists, particularly women, and threats to Afghanistan’s independent legal profession | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement. Watch the video statement on UN Web TV at 01:05:36, aired 16 June 2022. Watch the first part of the debate, held 15 June 2022. Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 2, Interactive dialogue on the oral update of the High Commissioner on the … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Protect jurists and defenders, particularly women | Joint Statement to the 34th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Video statement on UN WebTV at 02:26:30 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: General Debate Date: 30 March 2022 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the … [Read more...]

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 the UN Human Rights Council 31st Special Session

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...]