Belarus: Persecution and repression of legal professionals | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate video on UN WebTV. See the joint statement of the IBA, L4L, LSEW, and LRWC at 1:25:16. See the pdf joint statement United Nations Human Rights Council, 48th Session Agenda Item 4 Interactive dialogue on the interim oral update of OHCHR on the situation of human rights … [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...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Belarus: Brutal Post-Election Crackdown on Peaceful Protestors Must End | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) STATEMENT Belarus: Brutal Post-Election Crackdown on Peaceful Protestors Must End The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (“LRWC”) condemn the mass arrests, violence and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters … [Read more...]