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

Update: see final report dated 24 January 2022 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 … [Read more...]

USA: Allegations of judicial harassment and arbitrary detention of lawyer Steven Donziger | Briefing Note

UPDATE: See the final report of international monitors dated 24 January 2022, entitled "Donziger Criminal Contempt Proceedings Violated International Human Rights Law and Standards," IMPETUS, 24 January 2022. Full pdf briefing note Press release   USA: Allegations of judicial … [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...]

India: LRWC, HRW and ICJ call for Release of Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version JAMMU and KASHMIR STATE, INDIA: LRWC, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists call for the immediate and unconditional release from arbitrary detention of human rights defender Khurram Parvez. Mr. Parvez, an internationally known human rights advocate, was … [Read more...]

Turkey: Amicus Brief in the Case of Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Turkish) LRWC and the Law Society of England and Wales prepared an amicus brief (in Turkish and English) for submission to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in the case of human rights lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir. The brief … [Read more...]

Bahrain: Urgent Appeal for the Release of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Office of HM the King P.O. Box 555, Rifa’a Palace Kingdom of Bahrain Cc. The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Foreign & Commonwealth Office King Charles Street, London … [Read more...]

Right to Trial by Civilian Courts: International Law on the Use of Military Tribunals to Determine the Rights of Civilians | Working Paper

Full PDF Version The Right to Trial by Civilian Courts is a working paper on the right of civilians to be tried, and to have their rights—including rights to remedies—determined by civilian courts. Production of the working paper was inspired by the practice of repressive governments to delegate … [Read more...]