LRWC reports and handbooks on international human rights topics related to protection of human rights defenders.

United States v. Steven Donziger: Report of Monitors of a hearing in New York, 5 October 2020

Full report .pdf (EN) Report of monitors: United States v. Steven Donziger, No. 19-CR-561 (LAP); 11-CIV-691 (LAK), United States Federal Court, South New York Trial Division Pilot Project to establish International Monitoring Panels to Evaluate Trials in the United States (IMPETUS) Monitors’ … [Read more...]

USA: Request for UN Human Rights Council inquiry into US Police Violence | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) more than 600 civil society organizations from around the world, including Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, joined family members of victims of police violence in the United States (US) in a joint letter calling on member states … [Read more...]

ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | Press Release

More about the book, including free download Read the Foreword by Michel Forst NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Promoting human rights by protecting those who defend them www.lrwc.org – lrwc@lrwc.org – Tel: +1 604 736 … [Read more...]

ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | LRWC publication

Free .pdf download | Also available on CanLii Read the Foreword by Michel Forst Press release ATTACKING DEFENDERS: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY A guide to international law rights of human rights defenders Foreword After 13 years of negotiation, the United Nations … [Read more...]

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en | Press release

Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international … [Read more...]

Canada: International law obligations to suspend construction of pipeline and stop use of force against Wet’suwet’en | Legal Brief

Full .pdf legal brief | Press release Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Canada ignores UN call to suspend three mega-projects in BC  Modern international human rights … [Read more...]

Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment – International Law Provisions | Report

Full PDF Version Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment International Law Provisions  By Grace Cheung Updated by Temisan Boyo Fanou Prisoners have a right to receive medical treatment. By arresting and detaining a person, a State takes full responsibility at international law for … [Read more...]

BC legal aid gaps violate international law: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada calls for independent legal aid body | Press release

BC legal aid gaps violate international law Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada calls for independent legal aid body Press release For immediate release full .pdf file 22 November 2018 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today told the government of British Columbia that BC’s inadequate legal aid … [Read more...]

The Right to Legal Aid: Submission to BC Legal Aid Services Review | Report

The Right to Legal Aid: Recommendations for Reform of British Columbia’s Legal Aid System in accordance with Canada’s International Human Rights Obligations Submission to the Legal Aid Services Review of the Province of British Columbia 22 November 2018 Full pdf document Introduction This … [Read more...]

Protective Measures in the Inter-American Human Rights System | Report

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Photo Credit: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Protective Measures in the Inter-American Human Rights System Isabela Piacentini de Andrade [1] The Inter-American human rights system was created by the Organization of American States … [Read more...]