Canada: Ensure Independent and International Law-Compliant Investigation into RCMP Response to and Investigation of Extra-Judicial Killing of Colten Boushie | Letter

Full PDF Version The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP will conduce a Complaint and Public Interest Investigation of the RCMP response to and investigation of the extra-judicial killing of Colten Boushie on 9 August 2016 in Saskatchewan. LRWC has written to the CRCC setting … [Read more...]

Canada: Canadian Child Hostages Overseas: The Ultimate Commodity – Working Paper by Catherine Morris

Full PDF Version Canadian Child Hostages Oversees, examines Canada’s international law obligations to secure the safe release of Canadian citizens taken hostage and illegally detained abroad generally. The working paper focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [Read more...]

Colombia: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Naimen Agustin Lara and Ensure Adequate Protection for Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) Nestor Humberto Martínez Fiscalía General de la Nación Diagonal 22B No. 52-01 (Ciudad Salitre) Bogotá Colombia 25 May 2017 Dear Mr Humberto Martínez, Re: Lawyers’ Collective el Equipo Jurídico Pueblos We write on behalf … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Mashal Khan and Reform Blasphemy Laws to Comply with International Obligations | Statement

Full PDF Version Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]

Cambodia: International Law Duties to Investigate Serious Human Rights Violations | Report

Full PDF Version | Full Word Version Cambodia: The Duty to Investigate outlines international law and principles on the State duty to effectively investigate and remedy violations of the internationally protected right to life. These laws and principles support the recent call by five UN Special … [Read more...]

Honduras: International Law Duties to Investigate Serious Human Rights Violations

Full PDF Version Honduras: International Law Duties to Investigate Serious Human Rights Violations June 2016[1] Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of lawyers and others who promote human rights and the rule of law internationally by providing support to lawyers and other human … [Read more...]

Mexico: Corruption, Impunity, Silence: The War on Mexico’s Journalists

Corruption, Impunity, Silence: The War on Mexico’s Journalists by Cara Gibbons (LRWC Mexico monitor) and Beth Spratt, on behalf of PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, 3 June 2011. Full report. SUMMARY: Corruption Impunity … [Read more...]

United Kindgom: Murder of Patrick Finucane

Full PDF Version PATRICK FINUCANE – THE UNITED KINGDOM: NORTHERN IRELAND On February 13th 1989, Patrick Finucane was shot dead in front of his wife and three children by 3 masked men. Patrick Finucane was a lawyer in Northern Ireland who had acted as defense counsel on many politically … [Read more...]