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...]

China: Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council | Joint statement

LRWC was among  26 NGOs and civil society organizations supporting a Statement delivered 21 June 2021 to the UN Human Rights Council by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) at the UN Human Rights Council. See the full statement below and attached (pdf). See the list of endorsing … [Read more...]

Open letter calling for global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance | Joint open letter

Full pdf statement | List of 179 signatories from 55 countries | Join the campaign LRWC has joined 179 signatories from 55 countries in an open letter released 7 June 2021 calling for a global ban on the uses of facial biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and … [Read more...]

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...]