Myanmar (Burma) Campaigns

Myanmar: Lawyers detained, charged, and threatened after military coup | Statement

Full pdf statement (EN) Lawyers detained, charged, and threatened after military coup in Myanmar All States are responsible to ensure accountability for atrocity crimes  Statement For immediate release 24 March 2021 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is alarmed by the grave, systematic, … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Mounting evidence of crimes against humanity during military coup crackdown | Oral Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement aired on 12 March 2021 Direct link to LRWC oral video statement Link to full debate on UN WebTV: Part 1, 11 March 2021; Part 2, 12 March 2021. Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                Item 4: Interactive Dialogue: Special Rapporteur on Human … [Read more...]

Myanmar Coup: “A Crisis Born of Impunity” | LRWC joins worldwide calls for action to restore civilian authorities

Myanmar Coup: “A Crisis Born of Impunity” LRWC joins worldwide calls for action to restore civilian authorities Catherine Morris Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada 19 February 2021 First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 25 February, 2021 UPDATE: On 12 February the then … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Restore elected authorities, release detainees, and protect freedoms of information, expression, and assembly | Statement

Full .pdf Statement Myanmar: Restore elected authorities, release detainees, and protect freedoms of information, expression, and assembly  LRWC calls for concrete action by the UN Human Rights Council  STATEMENT  8 February 2021 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomes the UN … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Advocacy Charter for the Universal Periodic Review, January 2021

Full Advocacy Charter PDF (ENG)  Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Myanmar at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar scheduled for 28 January 2021. The … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Oral Video Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) See LRWC's oral video statement See the full Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review by Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada | Joint Submission

Full PDF (ENG) In July 2020, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined Lawyers for Lawyers in submitting a report for the forthcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. The review is scheduled to take place in Geneva in January/February 2021. In the report (.pdf), Lawyers for Lawyers … [Read more...]

Myanmar must ensure the independence of the legal profession | Oral Statement at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Video of statement, Chapter 20, at 00:30 Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Joseph Doyle Oral … [Read more...]

Philippines, Myanmar, South Sudan: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions at the 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement

Full PDF (ENG) See video intervention (Chapter 32 at 01:08:27) Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Date: 9 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral … [Read more...]

Myanmar | Justice for the Rohingya: The Role of Canada | Report by UVic, UOttawa…

Full pdf report Justice for the Rohingya: The Role of Canada Report of international virtual roundtable of experts “Canada must take immediate, robust action on justice for the Rohingya… using a holistic approach and ensuring that the victims are at the centre.” Canada’s actions must fully … [Read more...]