Canada: Implementation of UNDRIP is now the law

LRWC calls upon all Canadian authorities to ensure prompt action to implement Canada's Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [UNDRIP]. The Act is now the law in Canada. The Act received Royal Assent on 21 June 2021 after being passed by the Senate on 16 … [Read more...]

Canada must conduct thorough, independent investigation of all undocumented deaths of Indigenous children | Statement

• International law obligation for thorough, independent investigation • Implement UNDRIP and TRC Calls to Action • How Canadians can help Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) shares in the grief of Indigenous colleagues and communities after the announcement on 23 June 2021 of 751 … [Read more...]

Canada’s Senate must immediately pass Bill C-15: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) calls on Canada's Senate for immediate passage of Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. LRWC welcomes the House of Commons passage if the Bill on 25 May 2021 on Third Reading. In 2015 Canada's Truth and … [Read more...]

Canada: Indigenous Nations, organizations and individuals support federal implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Open Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Full PDF (FR) LRWC signed an open letter published this week in The Hill Times. The letter was signed by 37 Indigenous Nations and governments and other organizations, and 125 human rights advocates, calling for the timely passage of Bill C-15, the proposed federal legislation to … [Read more...]

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en | Press release

Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international … [Read more...]

Canada: International law obligations to suspend construction of pipeline and stop use of force against Wet’suwet’en | Legal Brief

Full .pdf legal brief | Press release Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Canada ignores UN call to suspend three mega-projects in BC  Modern international human rights … [Read more...]

Canada: Indigenous Rights and Rights of Foreign Victims | Oral Statement on UPR Outome to 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 21, at 00:45:47) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 6: Universal Periodic Review Outcomes - Canada Date: 20 September 2018 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from … [Read more...]

Canada: Ensure Independent and International Law-Compliant Investigation into RCMP Response to and Investigation of Extra-Judicial Killing of Colten Boushie | Letter

Full PDF Version The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP will conduce a Complaint and Public Interest Investigation of the RCMP response to and investigation of the extra-judicial killing of Colten Boushie on 9 August 2016 in Saskatchewan. LRWC has written to the CRCC setting … [Read more...]

Canada: Necessity to Ensure Appeal of R v Stanley Verdict | Letter

Full PDF Version Monday, March 12, 2018 Attorney General Don Morgan Office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Saskatchewan, Room 355, Legislative Bldg 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina SK Canada S4S 0B3 Fax: 1 306 787 1232 Email: jus.minister@gov.sk.ca Premier … [Read more...]

Canada: Ensure Independent Investigation and Appeal of Verdict in Colten Boushie Shooting | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, March 9, 2018 Attorney General Don Morgan Office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Saskatchewan, Room 355, Legislative Bldg 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina SK Canada S4S 0B3 Fax: 1 306 787 1232 Email: jus.minister@gov.sk.ca Premier … [Read more...]