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

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: Consular protection and diplomatic intervention | Submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Full .pdf version (with references) Consular protection and diplomatic intervention: International law duties to provide access to remedies for human rights violations against Canadians abroad Submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Parliament of … [Read more...]

The Law of Protest Workshop | Site C Summit | Victoria, BC, January 26-27, 2018

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The Law of Protest Workshop | Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers 2017 Annual Conference

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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...]

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...]

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: publicmail@president.gov.pk Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Ensure Legal Representation for Kulbushan Jadhav and Guarantee Right to Legal Counsel | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version On 14 April 2017, the Lahore High Court Bar Association (the “LHCBA”) stated that it will take action against any lawyer who extends their services to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an alleged Indian spy who was sentenced to death in early April 2017 by a Pakistani military court. The … [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...]