Doing the two-step on uneven platforms: Successes and setbacks of human rights advocacy

First published by Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 30 December 2020 Human rights advocates are sometimes asked whether human rights advocacy works. Most human rights defenders answer in the form of anecdotes, because empirical research on effectiveness is scarce in a world where human … [Read more...]

Watch the “NASRIN” Sotoudeh Film Seminar held 4 December | Event recording

UPDATE 9 December 2020: Recording of the seminar (off this site) UPDATE: 4 December 2020:  Iran: Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Sent Back to Prison on 1 December 2020. Joint Statement Seminar – “NASRIN” Sotoudeh Film Nasrin Sotoudeh is renowned worldwide for her work as a lawyer in Iran. She … [Read more...]

Iran: Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Sent Back to Prison | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) We, the undersigned 26 Bar Associations, Law Societies, and organisations supporting the legal profession of over 14 countries, stand in solidarity with our Iranian colleague Nasrin Sotoudeh and other lawyers in Iran who are being persecuted by their Government for carrying … [Read more...]

Iran: Temporary release of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh | Welcome Developments

UPDATE: In October 2020, a new film was released focusing on the work of Nasrin Sotoudeh. A virtual screening of the film is to be held  Monday, November 30th at 12:00 pm EST, hosted by the Nobel Women's Initiative in partnership with the filmmakers of NASRIN. Register here. Lawyers’ Rights … [Read more...]

Yemen conflict: Cease arms transfers by Canada, France, Iran, US & UK | Oral video statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full text of the oral video statement (.pdf) (ENG) Full oral video statement Full Interactive Dialogue with the Group of Experts on Yemen Video Intervention: Check against delivery  Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Interactive Dialogue, Group of Experts on … [Read more...]

Turkey and Iran: Oral Statement to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) | Joint video statement

Full PDF Statement (ENG) See the oral video statement as seen at the UN Human Rights Council (at 1:36:50) See the full Interactive Dialogue with the WGAD NGOs in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Video Intervention: Check against … [Read more...]

Iran: Continued Detention and Deteriorating Health of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) BY PRIORITY AIRMAIL His Excellency Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran The Office of the Supreme Leader Tehran Province, Tehran, District 11, Islamic Republic of Iran Amsterdam, 15 September 2020 Your Excellency, Lawyers for … [Read more...]

US: Call to Immediately Lift US Sanctions Against Iran and Venezuela | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) 218 human rights groups and individuals call on the United States to immediately lift US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela and to keep the sanctions suspended or cancelled at least until the World Health Organization declares each country free of COVID-19. 17 … [Read more...]

Iran: Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh: Release and quash sentences | Letter

Full .pdf letter 13 March 2019 His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Office of the Supreme Leader Islamic Republic of Iran Shahid Keshvardoost Street Jomhuri Eslami Avenue Tehran, Iran Fax: + 98 21 441 2030 Email: info_leader@leader.ir President Hassan Rouhani Islamic … [Read more...]

Iran: Oral statement, Human Rights Council 40th session: Arbitrary detention of lawyer Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh

Full .pdf statement Check against delivery Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 4: General Debate Date: 12 March 2019 Speaker: Ms. Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), NGO in special … [Read more...]