China: Incommunicado detention of human rights lawyer Chang Weiping | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Joint Statement on Chinese authorities placing Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping under ‘residential surveillance 9 November 2020 Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping, whose certificate to practice law was suspended in January 2020, was detained by Baoji City Public … [Read more...]

Lawyers in Danger: Threats to Advocates Worldwide | The Advocate, November 2020

This article was originally published in The Advocate, November 2020 edition | See the .pdf article The Advocate is published six times each year by the Vancouver Bar Association and is made available to all lawyers in British Columbia, Canada. NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH … [Read more...]

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers | Report from LRWC published in Slaw.ca

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers Catherine Morris First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 27 October 2020 For the past two decades, Canadian lawyers have been speaking up … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Global Call for Release of the Hong Kong 12 | Joint Letter

Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action from World Governments ‘Hong Kong 12’ detained for over 60 days after allegedly attempting to escape Hong Kong We, the undersigned condemn the arrest and detention of the 12 Hongkonger activists who are currently being held in … [Read more...]

China: Oral Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) See the oral video statement as shown at the UN Human Rights Council (00:52:48) See the full Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons (Part 1) | Part 2 NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the … [Read more...]

China: Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China | Joint letter

Full PDF (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joins more than 300 civil society groups in a joint open letter to the UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN member states to call for an international mechanism to address human rights violations by China. Global … [Read more...]

Lawyers’ Rights Group Condemns Zoom for Failure to Respect Freedom of Expression | Press Release

Lawyers’ Rights Group Condemns Zoom for Failure to Respect Freedom of Expression IMMEDIATE RELEASE Full .pdf press release (ENG) See LRWC's letter July 17, 2020 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today issued a letter to Zoom Communications Inc. condemning Zoom’s recent suspension of the … [Read more...]

LRWC Calls on Zoom to Respect Freedom of Expression | Letter

Full .pdf letter Link to Press Release 17 July 2020 Eric S. Yuan Founder & Chief Executive Officer 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor San Jose, CA 95113 Email: eric.yuan@zoom.us, info@zoom.us Lynn Haaland Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor San … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

China: End restrictions on free media and lawyers | Joint oral statement at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Link to full oral statement at Chapter 65 at 02:02:28 Statement at 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression Speaker: Salma El Hosseiny, International Service for Human … [Read more...]