Myanmar (Burma) Campaigns

Myanmar: Hold the Myanmar military and security forces accountable for their grave human rights violations, including violence against women | Joint letter

Full pdf joint letter On 19 December 2021, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined more than 600 human rights and women's rights organizations around the world that have endorsed an open letter to the UN Security Council by the Women's Peace Network, which is composed of lawyers, community leaders, and … [Read more...]

Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw honoured | Video

L4L Laureates from Belarus: Also honoured were shortlisted lawyers collective from Algeria and Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw  On 18 November, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) honoured Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw as a short-listed candidate in its annual Prize awarded to a lawyer who has made … [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...]

Myanmar, Colombia, China: Effective engagement with Universal Periodic Review is critical to effectiveness | Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate. LRWC joint statement at 56:42. Full .pdf statement (EN) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 6: General debate the Universal Periodic Review Date:  1 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Widespread, systematic gross human rights violations | Joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full interactive diologue See the full interactive dialogue at 51:52:03. United Nations Human Rights Council, 48th Session Agenda Item: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ written update on Myanmar 24 September 2021 Oral Statement (Check against … [Read more...]

Responding to Scholars under Threat in Asia: Afghanistan and Beyond | UVic online event

Speakers: Susan Breau: Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria; specializing in international humanitarian and human rights law Phil Calvert: Former Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos; CAPI Senior Fellow Viviana Fernandez: National Steering Committee Chair, … [Read more...]

Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for L4L Award | Article

This article, written by Julia Smakman of Lawyer for Lawyers, was first published in Dutch in Amsterdams Balie Bulletin, published by the Amsterdam Bar Association, on 25 August 2021. The English language translation is below. Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw has been selected as one of … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Continued arbitrary detention of lawyers and defenders | Joint statement of LRWC and LSEW

Full pdf statement See the video of the full Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN Human Rights Council, 6 July and continued 7 July 2021. Watch the LRWC video statement at  06:52 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive … [Read more...]

Myanmar and China: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Prevention of Genocide | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue with Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide (LRWC statement at 1:24:12) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue: Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

Event 17 June 2021: LRWC supports refugees from Myanmar on World Refugee Day | Press release

Full .pdf press release |  Photo Online panel: 17 June 2021.  Time zone conversion: Victoria, Canada: Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5pm (Pacific time) | Myanmar: Friday, 18 June 2021, 6:30am | Bangkok: Friday, 18 June 2021, 7am | Singapore: Friday, 18 June 2021, 8 am Register: … [Read more...]