The global problem of enforced disappearances: “Outside all protection of the law” | Written statement submitted to the UN Human Rights Council

Written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status. Peacemakers Trust,  The 29 Principles,  Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Colombian Caravana,  Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre, NGOs without consultative status, … [Read more...]

Enforced disappearances: “Every minute counts” | Joint submission to UN CED and WGEID

Full pdf submission On 15 August 2023, LRWC joined a submission to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance (CED) and the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID). The submission, was initiated by Peacemakers Trust and is also endorsed by the Colombian Caravana, The 29 … [Read more...]

China, Iran and Türkiye: Systematic pattern of arbitrary detention of lawyers | Joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement See the full debate on UN WebTV. The statement of LRWC is at 1:43:55 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Date: 20 June 2022 Speaker: Brian … [Read more...]

Iran: Systematic and widespread arbitrary detention of lawyers and other human rights defenders| Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf written statement See written statement on UN website  Joint written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, International Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers, The Law Society, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status Iran: Systematic and … [Read more...]

Iran: Human rights groups sound alarm against draconian Internet Bill | Joint Statement

On 17 March 2022, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined more than 50 other organizations, including ARTICLE 19, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Access Now, in a joint statement calling on authorities in Iran to to rescind the "User Protection Bill." See the full statement below … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Judicial harassment of human rights lawyers Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoudi | Joint Statement with IBAHRI

See the pdf statement (joined by LRWC) See the video statement at 1:15:06.  United Nations Human Rights Council - 49th Session Oral Statement by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) during the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Iran: Arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of human rights lawyers and defenders | Joint oral statement

Full .pdf statement See video. LRWC statement at 01:42:14 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: General Debate Date: 16 March 2022 Speaker: Paria Saremi Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), … [Read more...]

Iran: Arbitrary detention of lawyers and human rights defenders | Joint letter

Full .pdf letter 18 January 2022 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 Email: His Excellency Amin Hossein … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: End reprisals against those engaging with the UN | Joint letter

See full joint letter .pdf (ENG) (updated signatory list) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is among 30 NGOs participating in a 5 October 2021 joint letter sent to UN Human Rights Council members and observer States. Initiated by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) seeking support for … [Read more...]

Iran and Turkey: Systematic attacks on lawyers denies the right to legal representation | Joint oral video statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf statement (EN). See the video on UN WebTV (LRWC, IBA, L4L, LSEW statement at 02:44:17) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: General debate on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Date: 22 September … [Read more...]