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...]

States Must Ensure Independent Judiciary | Joint Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 1, at 04:34) The following statement was delivered by Laure Elmaleh of the International Bar Association, on behalf of Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and other NGOs. United Nations Human Rights Council 35th Regular Session 06 June to … [Read more...]

UN Side Event “The Independence of the Legal Profession” | UN Side Event

Event Leaflet (PDF) On 16th March 2017, Lawyers for Lawyers, in partnership with the Law Society of England and Wales, is organising a UN side event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. LRWC is co-sponsoring the event along with various other NGOs. The side event will focus on … [Read more...]

Canada: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada calls on Prime Minister and Minister of Justice to respect and ensure the independence of judiciary in Canada | Statement

Full .pdf version Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law internationally. LRWC is deeply troubled by recent, unwarranted attacks on Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Colombia: Protecting Access to Justice, Report of the Third International Caravana to Colombia, 21 May 2013 | Report

Full PDF Version The report of the third Colombia Carvana contains the findings of the delegation of lawyers and judges who visited Colombia in August 2012 to for the purposes of: investigating risks faced by judges, lawyers and other human rights defenders in Colombia, providing support and making … [Read more...]

Colombia: Report of Judge Delegates of the Colombia Caravana | Report

PDF Version In April, 2013 the judge delegates of the Colombia Caravana issued the report of their findings. The Honourable Carol Huddart, retired justice of the BC Court of Appeal, attended the Caravana on behalf of LRWC. The judges found, inter alia, that: "[i]n all regions visited by the … [Read more...]

Burma: Restore professional licenses of thirty-two lawyers & dismiss contempt proceedings against U Kyaw Hoe and Daw Thinza Hlaing | Letter

Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L)[1] have been following current statements and efforts of the government of the Union of Myanmar towards reform and respect for human rights. Several positive steps have been taken, such as the establishment of a national human rights … [Read more...]

Spain: Statement to the Human Rights Council: Obligation to investigate the prosecution of Judge Baltasar Garzón

Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) Statement to the Human Rights Council: Obligation to investigate the prosecution of Judge Baltasar Garzón (Garzón) for opening an investigation of 114, 266 unresolved enforced disappearances and extra-judicial executions (disappearances) by the Franco regime … [Read more...]

Burma: Restore professional licenses of thirty-two lawyers

Re: Restore professional licenses of thirty-two lawyers To: U Tun Tun Oo, Chief Justice, Office of the Supreme Court From: LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers Date: 2012-01-17 Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Human rights reforms in Myanmar | Letter

Re: Human reforms in Myanmar: release of political prisoners; adherence to international standards for the treatment of prisoners; adherence to principles of independence of judges and lawyers; protection of lawyers and human rights defenders in the exercise of their professional … [Read more...]