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...]

UAE: Freedom of Expression Must Be Upheld At All Times, Not Only Tolerated During Hay Festival Abu Dhabi | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (ARA) 37 NGOs and 19 individuals call on Dubai to respect freedom of expression during the Hay Festival in Abu Dhabi (25 - 28 Feb) by releasing arbitrarily detained people including lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken, arbitrarily detained since July 2012, academic Fe. Nasser … [Read more...]

UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC joined 88 NGOs to call for the immediate release of prominent, award winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, arrested 20 March for exposing human rights abuses in UAE and the region. UAE authorities claim he is being detained pending investigation of accusations he … [Read more...]

Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

The following joint oral statement by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre was submitted but was among the statements of  eleven NGOs that could not be delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … [Read more...]

United Arab Emirates: Human Rights Organisations Renew Call for Release of Peaceful Activists Convicted at Grossly Unfair Mass “UAE 94” Trial | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version 04-Mar-2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE): Human rights organisations renew call for release of peaceful activists convicted at grossly unfair mass “UAE 94” trial On the third anniversary of the start of the mass trial of 94 individuals, including government critics and … [Read more...]

UAE: United Arab Emirates: Stop the Charade and Release Activists Convicted at the Mass UAE 94 Trial | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) | Full PDF Version (Arabic) On the second anniversary of the start of the mass “UAE 94” trial that imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including prominent human rights defenders, judges, academics, and student … [Read more...]