UN Human Rights Council: End reprisals against those engaging with the UN | Joint letter

See full joint letter .pdf (ENG) (updated signatory list) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is among 30 NGOs participating in a 5 October 2021 joint letter sent to UN Human Rights Council members and observer States. Initiated by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) seeking support for … [Read more...]

Myanmar, Colombia, China: Effective engagement with Universal Periodic Review is critical to effectiveness | Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate. LRWC joint statement at 56:42. Full .pdf statement (EN) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 6: General debate the Universal Periodic Review Date:  1 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human … [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...]

China: UN Universal Periodic Review mid-term report | Joint report

Full UPR mid-term .pdf report (EN) In preparation for the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China in 2024, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined Lawyers for Lawyers in submitting a  mid-term report. The report sets out the extent to which China has implemented the … [Read more...]

China: How the ‘trials’ of two Canadians detained in China show the importance of the rule of law | Op-ed, Hong Kong Free Press

Op-Ed published by Hong Hong Free Press on 27 March 2021 and the Taipei Times on 29 March 2021. Clive Ansley is a director of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada. By Clive Ansley, David Kilgour, Peter Lamont “Chinese judges are classified as civil servants in China’s Civil … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Myanmar and China: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Prevention of Genocide | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue with Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide (LRWC statement at 1:24:12) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue: Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong, 1 July 2021 | UN Side Event

Public Invitation - Hong Kong Side Event, PDF Invitation Thursday 1 July 2021, 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 CEST/1930-2100 HKST Register to attend this virtual event here. Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong: The First 365 Days Thursday 1 July 2021 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 … [Read more...]