Philippines Campaigns

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers | Report from LRWC published in Slaw.ca

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers Catherine Morris First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 27 October 2020 For the past two decades, Canadian lawyers have been speaking up … [Read more...]

Philippines: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on human rights situation | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) To member and observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Re: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on the human rights situation in the Philippines Geneva, 27 August 2020 Your … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [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...]

UN Human Rights Council: Acceleration of extra-judicial killings of jurists in the Philippines | Written Joint Statement to the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Link to document on UN Human Rights Council site Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and the Asian Legal Resource Centre submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council for its 44th session. The Statement is endorsed by the International Association of People's Lawyers. … [Read more...]

Philippines: Lawyers Killed and Attacked With Murderous Intent | Updated list

Full  .pdf report List of Attorneys, Prosecutors, Judges, and Legal Workers Attacked With Murderous Intent in the Philippines During the Duterte Government Since July 2016  As of 28 February 2020 Compiled by the IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers[1] in cooperation with … [Read more...]

Philippines: Stop the Attacks and Extrajudicial Killings of Lawyers | Oral Statement to the 42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 7, 00:11:20 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 4, General Debate Date:                       17 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers for Lawyers Speaker:                 Catherine Morris Oral Statement to … [Read more...]

The Philippines: Attacks Again Lawyers Escalating | Joint statement by 151 lawyers’ organizations and lawyers

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FRE) Lawyers for Lawyers, LRWC and more than 150 Bar Associations, lawyers’ organizations and members of the legal profession urge the Philippine Government to stop the extra-judicial killings of lawyers, allow investigations that ensure accountability for perpetrators … [Read more...]

Human Rights Violations in Cameroon, Philippines, China, and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 74, 01:59:48 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 2, General Debate on the oral update of the High Commissioner of Human Rights Date:                       10 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines: “A pattern of gross and systematic violations of human rights,” say seven legal organisations to the UN | Press release

Press Release_(.docx)  |  Press Release_(.pdf)  Thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines: “A pattern of gross and systematic violations of human rights,” say seven legal organisations to the UN For immediate release 9 September 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) was … [Read more...]