Philippines Campaigns

Philippines: Halt the attacks on lawyers and human rights defenders | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full statement pdf (EN) See the joint statement on UN WebTV at 3:00:05 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: General Debate Date: 7 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [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...]

Philippines, Turkey, Iran: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Independence of Judges and Lawyers | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue Joint statement at 01:32:45 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Paul Scambler  Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Philippines: Halt extrajudicial killings and attacks on human rights defenders | Joint letter

Full PDF letter signed by 103 civil society organizations 07 June 2021 Hon. Alexander G. Gesmundo Chief Justice Supreme Court of the Philippines Hon. Menardo I. Guevarra Secretary Philippine Department of Justice Dear Chief Justice Gesmundo and Secretary Guevarra: Greetings … [Read more...]

Philippines Supreme Court and Senate denounce attacks against jurists

On 23 and 24 March 2021, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomed the statement of the Philippines Supreme Court and a Senate resolution denouncing the alarming number of  attacks and killings of jurists in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in July 2016. On 23 March 2021, … [Read more...]

Lawyers in Danger: Threats to Advocates Worldwide | The Advocate, November 2020

This article was originally published in The Advocate, November 2020 edition | See the .pdf article The Advocate is published six times each year by the Vancouver Bar Association and is made available to all lawyers in British Columbia, Canada. NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH … [Read more...]

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...]