Russia: Unlawful suppression of dissent in Russia is a root cause of aggression and atrocity crimes in Ukraine | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf joint oral video statement | See the video on UN WebTV at 49:46  Also see the written statement to the UN Human Rights Council submitted by LRWC, IBAHRI, and ISHR, with OVD-Info. The statements call for the creation of a Special Rapporteur to document and address the human rights … [Read more...]

Russia: Suppression of dissent facilitates aggression and atrocity crimes in Ukraine | Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf written joint statement | See the written statement on the UN Human Rights Council website UPDATE: Also see the joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council on 14 June 2022. The statements call for the creation of a Special Rapporteur to document and address the human rights … [Read more...]

Ukraine: Deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression | Joint statement to the Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf joint statement See the Special Session. LRWC / IBAHRI statement at 23:51 See the resolution adopted at the Special Session Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: 34th special session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine … [Read more...]

Russia: Voted off UN ECOSOC’s Committee on NGOs after 75 years

News update: On 13 April 2022, the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected 19 members of the UN Committee on NGOs, a body mandated to accredit NGOs to the UN. Russia was voted off the Committee after being a member since the establishment of the Committee in 1947. There are no term … [Read more...]

UN General Assembly suspends Russia from Human Rights Council

News update: On 7 April 2022, the UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from its membership in the UN Human Rights Council based on UN General Assembly Resolution 60/251, which provides that all members of the Council "shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council:  Russian Federation: Flagrant violations of international law | Joint oral statement

Full .pdf  joint statement UN TV video at 6:38:43 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: General Debate Date: 21 March 2022 Speaker: Brian Samuels Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Law Society of … [Read more...]

Russian Federation: Authorities must cease harassment of lawyer Ivan Pavlov | Joint statement

Full pdf statement On 2 December 2021, six international human rights organizations released a statement denouncing the ongoing judicial and administrative harassment of Russian Federation lawyer Ivan Pavlov. See the statement below signed by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE); … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Open letter calling for global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance | Joint open letter

Full pdf statement | List of 179 signatories from 55 countries | Join the campaign LRWC has joined 179 signatories from 55 countries in an open letter released 7 June 2021 calling for a global ban on the uses of facial biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and … [Read more...]

Russia: Judicial harassment of lawyer Ivan Pavlov | Joint Statement

Full pdf (EN) On 30 April 2021, Federal Security Service (FSB) officers of the Russian Federation raided the hotel room of human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov in Moscow. According to the information received, items were seized that contain information subject to lawyer-client confidentiality. … [Read more...]