The global problem of enforced disappearances: “Outside all protection of the law” | Written statement submitted to the UN Human Rights Council

Written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status. Peacemakers Trust,  The 29 Principles,  Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Colombian Caravana,  Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre, NGOs without consultative status, … [Read more...]

Enforced disappearances: “Every minute counts” | Joint submission to UN CED and WGEID

Full pdf submission On 15 August 2023, LRWC joined a submission to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance (CED) and the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID). The submission, was initiated by Peacemakers Trust and is also endorsed by the Colombian Caravana, The 29 … [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...]

Sudan: Continued repression of human rights defenders and impunity for past violations | Statement to the Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement | See the oral video statement on UN Web TV at 1:28:51 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on the Sudan Date: 15 June 2022 Speaker: Temisan Boyo Oral Statement to the 50th Session … [Read more...]

Sudan: Ensure continued public debates on the human rights situation | Joint letter to member and observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf letter (EN) |  Full .pdf letter (FR) To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) 19 May 2022 Sudan: Ensure continued public debates on the human rights situation … [Read more...]

LRWC Urges Sudan’s National Investigative Committee to Release Report Regarding Attack on Peaceful Protesters | Oral Statement to the 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full debate, Pt. 1 Full debate (continued) LRWC Statement at Chapter 15, 00:22:020 Full PDF Statement (ENG) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on oral reports of the Sudan & OHCHR (Res. 42/35) Date: 16 July 2020 Speaker: Temisan … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Human Rights Violations and Corporate Accountability in the Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Oral Statement to the 43rd Session of the UNHRC

Live stream video, Chapter 27, 01:00:12 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4 Date: 9 March 2020 Speaker: Gabriella Casanova Oral Statement of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Sudan: Continued Arrest and Detention of Peaceful Protesters and Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC welcomes the government’s recent announcement of the release of 186 detained protesters. However, we note that hundreds remain in detention and news reports indicate that the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) continues to arrest and detain lawyers and human … [Read more...]

Sudan: Unlawful Restriction on Assembly and Protest in Sudan | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch Sudan: As protests against the cost of living and the authoritarian government sweep across Sudan, protesters have been killed, injured, arrested and arbitrarily detained by Sudanese police and security forces.. LRWC calls … [Read more...]

Sudan: Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Adil Mohamed Al-Imam and Noura Hussein’s Legal Defence Team | Letter

Full PDF Version Sudan attempts to shut down public debate and prevent dissemination of information about the Noura Hussein case that has sparked a global cal for 'Justice for Noura'. Restrictions Sudan imposed on Noura Hussein's lawyer contravene international human rights law protections of … [Read more...]