Philippines, Turkey, Iran: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Independence of Judges and Lawyers | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue Joint statement at 01:32:45 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Paul Scambler  Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Iran: Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi released on bail | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomes news that human rights lawyer Mr. Amirsalar Davoudi was on 13 June 2021 granted pre-trial release from Rajaie Shahr prison in Alborz province, Iran, on bail of 20 billion IRR (approximately US $475,000). He has been released pending a retrial ordered by … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Women’s rights defenders featured in panel for International Women’s Day 2021 | Event

Summary by Rai Friedman, Co-chair for Amnesty International Canada’s Gender Rights team and LRWC case monitor for Saudi Arabia On 18 March  2021, Amnesty International Canada’s Gender Rights team and Amnesty Windsor Law hosted a panel event in support of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021. … [Read more...]

Iran: Imprisonment of Hoda Amid and the Harassment of Lawyers | 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, 16 March 2021 Subject: Imprisonment of Hoda … [Read more...]

Iran: Arbitrary detention of lawyers carrying out legitimate professional work | Oral Statement to the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Joint oral video statement .pdf (EN) United Nations Human Rights Council, 46th Session Agenda Item 4- Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Islamic Republic of Iran 9 March 2021 United Nations Human Rights Council, 46th Session  Agenda Item 4- Interactive dialogue with … [Read more...]

Yemen: UN Security Council should refer Yemen situation to the ICC: Oral Statement, 46th Session, UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Direct link to LRWC statement Link to full debate Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Oral Update of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen Date: 25 February 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights … [Read more...]

Iran: Arbitrary Imprisonment of Dr. Reza Eslami | Joint letter

Full PDF (ENG) 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 17 February 2021 Joint open letter to His Excellency, Ayatollah Ali Hosseini … [Read more...]

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...]