A call for Canadian support for the ICC’s work with respect to Palestine/Israel

Republished with permission of the author, Alex Neve, 29 May 2024 I am honoured to be among 375 Canadian law professors, lawyers, legal scholars, academics, civil society, faith and labour movement leaders, and former diplomats and parliamentarians, who have written the following Open Letter to the … [Read more...]

Israel Didn’t Even Try to Defend the Legality of Its Occupation to World Court

By Marjorie Cohn , TRUTHOUT, March 6, 2024, republished with permission of the author.  For six days, more than 50 countries, the League of Arab States, the African Union and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation presented testimony to the International Court of Justice (ICJ, or World Court) … [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...]

Absent Any Proof, Israel Designates Palestinian Rights Groups “Terrorist” | by Marjorie Cohn

This article was originally published in Truthout on 9 November 2021.  Marjorie Cohn is a member of the board of directors of LRWC. Copyright Truthout. Reprinted with permission. by Marjorie Cohn In an effort to cut off the financial lifelines of six of the most prominent Palestinian … [Read more...]

USA: Threats and reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor | Letter

Full PDF version 9 April 2019 President Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable John R. Bolton, National Security Advisor United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … [Read more...]

Israel: Immediately Release Palestinian Lawyer Muhammed Allan, and End Use of Military Courts to Try Palestinian Citizens | Letter

Full PDF Version Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister’s Office 3 Kaplan St. Hakirya Jerusalem 91950 Israel Tel: 972-2-6705555 Fax: 972-2-5664838 pm_eng@pmo.gov.il Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan The Ministry of Public … [Read more...]

Israel: Arbitrary Detention of Mohammed Allan | Letter

Wednesday, October 21, 2015  Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan Kiryat Hamemshala PO Box 18182 Jerusalem 91181, Israel Fax: 011 972 2 584 7872 Email: gerdan@knesset.gov.il Director General, Ministry of Health Moshe Bar Siman Tov 2 Ben-Tabai St. P.O.B. 1176 Jerusalem 91010, … [Read more...]

Canada: Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Criticisms of Gaza Inquiry are Misleading | Statement

Full PDF Version [typographical corrections are in square brackets] Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird’s statements slamming recent decisions on Gaza by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) are one-sided and distort the truth. On 11 August 2014, the Minister called the HRC’s decisions on … [Read more...]