Malaysia: Charges Against Eric Paulsen and S Arutchelvan Dropped | News

Eric Paulsen (human rights lawyer) and S Arutchelvan (Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader) Photo Credit: Malay Mail August 2018 Sedition charges against human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader S Arutchelvan have been dropped after the prosecution indicated they did not … [Read more...]

Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note Catherine Morris, BA, JD, LLM[1] 9 November 2017 Four pages plus references. The catastrophic exodus of Rohingya … [Read more...]

Bangladesh: Guarantee Freedoms of Movement, Peaceful Assembly, and Association of Adilur Rahman Khan and other Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version H. E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Fax: +880 2 8113243, Email: Professor Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to the Prime Minister (International Affairs), Bangladesh. Fax: +880 2 9111312 Email: Md. Shahriar Alam, … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Reconsider Amendments to the Legal Profession Act | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version November 14, 2016 Prime Minister Najib Razak Office of the Prime Minister Government of Malaysia Putrajaya, Malaysia Re: Proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 Dear Prime Minister Najib, We, the undersigned international human rights and legal … [Read more...]

N. Surendran: SEDITION CHARGES STAYED 12/07/16

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Malaysia: Lawyers and the Rule of Law on Trial: Sedition in Malaysia

 Full PDF Version LAWYERS AND THE RULE OF LAW ON TRIAL: SEDITION IN MALAYSIA An analysis of Malaysia’s Sedition Act Prepared by Gail Davidson, Tami Friesen and Michael Jackson, Q.C. for LAWYERS RIGHTS WATCH CANADA Excerpt The Sedition Act seeks to limit and control … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Letter Regarding Karen Cheah Yee Lynn, Shanmugam Ramasamy, Francis Pereira, and Charles Hector | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Dato Tan Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya Selangor, Malaysia Fax: +60 3 8888 3444 Email: Mr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, … [Read more...]

Lena Hendry: ACQUITTED 10/03/16

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Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

The following joint oral statement by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre was submitted but was among the statements of  eleven NGOs that could not be delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … [Read more...]

Malaysia: LRWC Applauds Discontinuance of Sedition Act Prosecution of Dr. Azmi Sharom and Calls for Withdrawal of Sedition Charges against Others Wrongly Prosecuted | Press Release

Full PDF Version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 February 2016 - LRWC Applauds Discontinuance of Sedition Act prosecution of Dr. Azmi Sharom and calls for withdrawal of sedition charges against others wrongly prosecuted. On 12 February 2016, Malaysia’s Attorney General dropped charges of sedition … [Read more...]