International Human Rights Monitoring Bodies

Canada failed to provide full redress for its involvement in the torture of five Canadians, says UN Committee Against Torture | Joint press release

Full press release (.doc)  LRWC & ICLMG's full submission to UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) (.pdf) Full report on Canada by UN CAT A new UN report is once again criticizing Canada for failing to provide full redress for its involvement in the torture of five Canadians. The UN Committee … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Persistent gross, widespread and systematic violations of human rights while a member of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Written Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

See full pdf report as filed with the UN Human Rights Council without footnotes (due to length restrictions) See the fully footnoted report (pdf) This written statement by LRWC is endorsed by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s … [Read more...]

Canada: Human Rights Records Reviewed at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review | Press Release

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: United Nations To comply with international human rights law, Canada must: Ensure access in Canada, to remedies for victims of rights violations committed outside Canada by Canadian corporations; Increase its participation in and support for the … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Human Rights Committee Consideration of the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam | Joint Report

Full PDF Version Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Van Dai and Nguyen Trung Ton before the court during their trial LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers, both NGOs with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, have compiled a Joint Thematic Report for the UN Human … [Read more...]

Human rights groups call on States to hold China accountable at the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Your Excellency, We write prior to the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to urge your delegation to send a clear message to China denouncing its rollback in respect for human rights. Since President Xi Jinping assumed power in March 2013, … [Read more...]

International Criminal Court: Report from the 16th Assembly of State Parties to the ICC | Report

Full PDF Version INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT REPORT on the December 4-14, 2017 MEETING of the ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES by Melissa Tessler Between December 4-14, 2017, the Assembly of State Parties to the ICC (ASP) met at UN headquarters in New York for their annual meeting. … [Read more...]

Canada: LBWC and LRWC Joint Submission for the Universal Period Review, Third Cycle

Full PDF Version LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders/Canada in Joint Submissions for consideration on the third Universal Periodic Review/Canada recommend that Canada: Ensure protection of rights and access to remedies for people negatively affected by the activities of Canadian corporations … [Read more...]

International Human Rights Monitoring Bodies & International Criminal Law: Using the Output of Committees, Commissions, Councils and Courts by Professor Joanna Harrington, University of Alberta Faculty of Law | Presentation

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