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...]

Hong Kong: Independent investigation of police use of force required by law | Letter

Full .pdf letter Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Via email to: ceo@ceo.gov.hk Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah Secretary of Justice for Hong Kong Via email to: sjo@doj.gov.hk Dear Chief Executive Lam and Secretary of Justice Cheng; Re: Independent investigation … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Arrest and Prosecution of Pro-Democracy Figures Contravenes International Law Obligations | Letter

Full PDF May 12, 2020 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Office of the Chief Executive 1 Tim Wa Avenue Tamar, Hong Kong Email: ceo@ceo.gov.hk Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah Secretary of Justice for Hong Kong Department of Justice 5th floor, Main Wing, Justice … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Obligations | Press Release

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Photo credit: Amnesty Arrest of human rights monitors in breach of the Hong Kong government’s international obligations 11 February 2020 Today, 24 human rights organizations published an open letter to Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Photo credit: Amnesty JOINT OPEN LETTER - ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS 11 February 2020 Dear Chief Executive, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to you in regard … [Read more...]