LRWC releases its 2021 Annual Report | News

Full Annual Report 2021 (pdf) Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada has released its 2021 Annual Report featuring highlights of 2021 as well as summaries of countries of concern, publications and educational events in 2021. LRWC advocated for lawyers and other human rights defenders in 24 countries of … [Read more...]

ACTION NEWS: LRWC Newsletter Spring 2022

Join or Renew | Support LRWC's work LRWC Action News Spring 2022 Edition (full .pdf) Afghanistan | Belarus | Cambodia | Canada | China  | Colombia | Iran | Myanmar | Philippines | Russia | Saudi Arabia | South Sudan | Thailand | Turkey | Ukraine  | United States | United Nations | International … [Read more...]

United States: US v. Donziger: Final Report of Trial Monitors released 24 January 2022 | Update

See the full report (pdf) | See LRWC report in July 2020 On 24 January 2022, an international group of legal scholars and practitioners, International Monitoring Panels to Evaluate Trials in the United States (IMPETUS), released a 55-page report of their findings of US Federal Court … [Read more...]

ACTION NEWS: LRWC Newsletter Winter 2021-2022

Join or Renew | Support LRWC's work LRWC Action News Winter 2021-2022 Edition (full .pdf) Afghanistan | Cambodia | Cameroon | Cambodia | Canada | China and Hong Kong | Colombia | Egypt | India | Iran | Myanmar | Philippines | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Thailand | Turkey | UN Human Rights Council | … [Read more...]

Escalating Threats to Colombian Human Rights Advocates: The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2022 | Article

This article originally appeared in, an online magazine for Canadian lawyers, on 11 January 2022. Yessika Hoyos Morales, a lawyer  in Colombia, is a speaker at the upcoming event on 24 January for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. See more information and register for the event, which is … [Read more...]

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, January 24, 2022: Colombia | The Advocate, January 2022

First published in The Advocate, 80(1) (January 2022): 79-82. See a PDF version of the article. THE   DAY  OF  THE  ENDANGERED  LAWYER,  JANUARY  24,  2022: COLOMBIA By Heather Neun* and Catherine Morris† In 2021, threats to lawyers and other human rights defenders around the … [Read more...]

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

This article was first published at, 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...]