Saudi Arabia: Release Dr. Mohammed Fahad Al-Qahtani | Letter

Full .pdf letter (EN) His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Email: His Excellency Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Email: His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin … [Read more...]

Canada: Concern about BC government intrusion on independence of the legal profession: BC Attorney General’s “Legal Professions Regulatory Modernization General Intentions Paper” | LRWC Statement

Statement on the British Columbia Legal Professions Regulatory Modernization General Intentions Paper, September 2022 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada[*] 18 November 2022 Full statement below. To enlarge the Table of Contents and see the full pdf statement click here or on the image … [Read more...]

Türkiye: Fair Trial Rights

Full pdf letter (EN) 08 November 2022 Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of the Republic of Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanlığı Külliyesi 06100 Beştepe, Ankara, Türkiye Tel: +90 (312) 525 55 55 ; Fax: +90 (312) 525 58 31 Email: Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of … [Read more...]

LRWC intervenes at the UN Human Rights Council on violations in over a dozen countries | Letters and statements at the 51st Session 12 September to 7 October 2022

During the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council held 12 September to 7 October 2022,  Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) intervened to seek the Council's action to address serious human rights violations in a number of countries including: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, the Occupied … [Read more...]

Policy Complaint Concerning RCMP C-IRG unit behaviour at Argenta-Johnson’s Landing

LRWC and six other groups submitted a Joint Complaint to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission of the RCMP requesting an investigation of allegedly unlawful and arbitrary arrests on 17 May 2022 by the Critical Incident Response Group (C-IRG) of the RCMP in British Columbia. The Joint … [Read more...]

Support LRWC Board Member Heather Neun’s Participation in VII Colombia Caravana

Go To Donate Page Please donate to support LRWC member Heather Neun’s participation in the VII International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia (20-28 August 2022) in support of the Colombian legal profession. The VII Caravana is taking place at the invitation of Colombian human rights … [Read more...]

Sudan: Abolish immunities for members of the security forces and halt unnecessary use of force against peaceful protestors | Joint statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement See full debate on UN WebTV at 1:45:47 with IBAHRI and LRWC statement at 2:27:54 United Nations Human Rights Council 50th Human Rights Council Session Oral Statement by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) 50th session of the Human … [Read more...]

South Sudan must implement Universal Periodic Review commitments | Joint oral video statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement See the full debate on UN WebTV with LRWC and IBAHRI joint statement at 23:52 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 6: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review outcomes for South Sudan Date: 30 June 2022 Speaker: Temisan Boyo Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Amicus Curiae Filed in Petition of Colombian Human Rights Lawyers against the State of Colombia

Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) recently filed an amicus curiae brief (amicus) with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) concerning the petition of “Jose Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) v Colombia. The Petitioners are … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Establish an independent international investigative mechanism | Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council’s Urgent Debate on rights of women and girls in Afghanistan

Full .pdf statement See the full urgent debate on UN WebTV: Part 1, including statements of the UNHCHR, the Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan, and Ms. Fawzia Koofi, First Woman Vice President of the Afghan Parliament and human rights activist Part 2 (NGO statements) See the text of all … [Read more...]