HONG KONG CAMPAIGNS

Discussion on the UN Guidelines for Lawyers in Support of Peaceful Assemblies | Online event 24 January 2022

Discussion on the UN Guidelines for Lawyers in Support of Peaceful Assemblies 24 January 2022 13:30-15:00 (Zurich) 07:30 - 9:00 am (Eastern -- North America) This event will take place online: Register here. This event is co-organized by the Geneva Human Right Platform, the International Bar … [Read more...]

Hong Kong SAR: Lawyer Chow Hang-Tung sentenced to prison for organizing Tiananmen vigil | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada deplores the conviction and prison sentence handed down to Hong Kong lawyer Chow Hang-Tung on 13 December 2021 for participating in a peaceful candlelight vigil for victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The vigil was held on 4 June 2020, the anniversary of … [Read more...]

China: Suspension of Lin Qilei’s and revocation of Liang Xiaojun’s licences to practice law | Joint statement

Full pdf joint statement Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), The 29 Principles, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Human Rights Now, China Change, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Paris Bar Association, the the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, … [Read more...]

The “two Michaels” and Celil: Windows into China’s legal gulag | LRWC article in slaw.ca

This article was first published at www.Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 16 November 2021. Written by Catherine Morris The “two Michaels,” Kovrig and Spavor, are not the only Canadians who have been unjustly imprisoned in China. Another Canadian, Huseyin Celil, has been jailed … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Lawyers’ Rights Group Criticizes Zoom’s Failure to Respect Freedom of Expression | Press Release

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 accounts of human rights activists in China and calling on Zoom to fulfill its … [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...]