The “two Michaels” and Celil: Windows into China’s legal gulag | LRWC article in slaw.ca

This article was first published at www.Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 16 November 2021. Written by Catherine Morris The “two Michaels,” Kovrig and Spavor, are not the only Canadians who have been unjustly imprisoned in China. Another Canadian, Huseyin Celil, has been jailed … [Read more...]

Absent Any Proof, Israel Designates Palestinian Rights Groups “Terrorist” | by Marjorie Cohn

This article was originally published in Truthout on 9 November 2021.  Marjorie Cohn is a member of the board of directors of LRWC. Copyright Truthout. Reprinted with permission. by Marjorie Cohn In an effort to cut off the financial lifelines of six of the most prominent Palestinian … [Read more...]

Access to Justice: Defending Defenders and Truth-Tellers is Fundamental to the Rule of Law | Article in The Advocate November 2021

Full .pdf article Afghanistan | Canada | China | Myanmar | The Philippines NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH CANADA Originally published in The Advocate 79(6)(November 2021): 869-73. By Catherine Morris Equality of access to independent and impartial remedies for injustices is … [Read more...]

ACTION NEWS: LRWC newsletter Autumn 2021

Join or Renew | Support LRWC's work LRWC Action News, Autumn 2021 Edition (full pdf) Afghanistan | Belarus | Burundi | Cambodia | Canada | China | Colombia | Iran | Myanmar | Pakistan | Philippines | South Sudan | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Turkey | Viet Nam | UN Human Rights Council | International … [Read more...]

Protect Afghanistan’s truth-tellers: Human rights defenders in a world of diplomatic doublespeak | Article

This article was first published at www.Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 15 September 2021. Protect Afghanistan’s truth-tellers: Human rights defenders in a world of diplomatic doublespeak Written by Catherine Morris In 2021 the world has witnessed the abject failure of … [Read more...]

Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for L4L Award | Article

This article, written by Julia Smakman of Lawyer for Lawyers, was first published in Dutch in Amsterdams Balie Bulletin, published by the Amsterdam Bar Association, on 25 August 2021. The English language translation is below. Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw has been selected as one of … [Read more...]

China: How the ‘trials’ of two Canadians detained in China show the importance of the rule of law | Op-ed, Hong Kong Free Press

Op-Ed published by Hong Hong Free Press on 27 March 2021 and the Taipei Times on 29 March 2021. Clive Ansley is a director of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada. By Clive Ansley, David Kilgour, Peter Lamont “Chinese judges are classified as civil servants in China’s Civil … [Read more...]

2020–21: A pandemic of rights violations has met with dramatic civil resistance to injustice | Article in The Advocate July 2021

Full .pdf article NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH CANADA  Originally published in The Advocate 79(4)(July 2021): 535-38. By Catherine Morris[*] The 2020 annual report of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (“LRWC”)[1] was released in April 2021 and reported on LRWC volunteers’ … [Read more...]

ACTION NEWS: LRWC newsletter Summer 2021

 Join or Renew | Support LRWC's work LRWC Action News, Summer 2021 Edition (full pdf) Algeria | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Cambodia | Canada | China | Colombia | Iran | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Thailand | Turkey | USA | Vietnam | UN Human Rights Council See … [Read more...]

USA vs. the International Criminal Court: A Fraught History in the Quest for International Accountability for Atrocity Crimes | Article

USA vs. the International Criminal Court: A Fraught History in the Quest for International Accountability for Atrocity Crimes by Catherine Morris, LRWC Executive Director First published in Slaw.ca on 19 May 2021. The life of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou … [Read more...]