Malaysia: Plaintiff withdraws SLAPP against human rights lawyer Charles Hector | Welcome Developments

On 14 April 2021, LRWC welcomed news that two corporations withdrew contempt of court charges they had filed against Malaysian human rights lawyer Charles Hector and eight environmental rights defenders represented by Mr. Hector. Two logging contractors, Beijing Million SDN BHD and Rosah Timber … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Charles Hector | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) 23 March 2021 His Excellency Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin Prime Minister of Malaysia Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia Fax: +60 3 8888 … [Read more...]

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: pm@pmo.gov.bd Professor Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to the Prime Minister (International Affairs), Bangladesh. Fax: +880 2 9111312 Email: advinternational@pmo.gov.bd 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: ppm@pmo.gov.my Mr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, … [Read more...]

Lena Hendry: ACQUITTED 10/03/16

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