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...]

Manipulating the “Rule of Law”: How Powerful Actors Undermine Accountability for Atrocity Crimes in Myanmar | Publication

Full PDF (ENG) First published by The Advocate, Vol. 79, Part3, May 2021 (Note: This article was submitted to The Advocate on 19 March 2021 and is current as of that date) Manipulating the "Rule of Law": How Powerful Actors Undermine Accountability for Atrocity Crimes in Myanmar By … [Read more...]

“‘First They Ignore You’: Attempts to Thwart Human Rights Advocacy” | The Advocate March 2021

Full PDF (ENG) First published by The Advocate, Vol. 79, Part 2, March 2021 NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH CANADA By Catherine Morris “FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU”: ATTEMPTS TO THWART HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you ... And … [Read more...]

Myanmar Coup: “A Crisis Born of Impunity” | LRWC joins worldwide calls for action to restore civilian authorities

Myanmar Coup: “A Crisis Born of Impunity” LRWC joins worldwide calls for action to restore civilian authorities Catherine Morris Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada 19 February 2021 First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 25 February, 2021 UPDATE: On 12 February the then … [Read more...]

The Right to Counsel: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Assistance and Representation | LRWC publication

NEW BOOK The Right to Counsel: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Assistance and Representation | LRWC publication Download free of charge in .pdf format. Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is pleased to announce the publication of a new international human rights law guidebook, … [Read more...]

ACTION NEWS | LRWC newsletter, Winter 2020-2021

LRWC Action News PDF Countries of Concern | United Nations | Awards | LRWC in the News | Publications | Educational Events | Donate LRWC news and updates | Winter 2020-2021 PDF version (ENG) DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER: 24 JANUARY 2021 30th anniversary of the UN: The struggle to … [Read more...]

Defending Defenders: The Right to Know Rights | The Advocate, January 2021

"Defending Defenders: The Right to Know Rights," by Catherine Morris, The Advocate, January 2021. Abstract: The first two decades in this millennium have seen dramatic increases in risks to those reporting or protesting rights violations or advocating human rights, particularly in relation to … [Read more...]

Doing the two-step on uneven platforms: Successes and setbacks of human rights advocacy

First published by Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 30 December 2020 Human rights advocates are sometimes asked whether human rights advocacy works. Most human rights defenders answer in the form of anecdotes, because empirical research on effectiveness is scarce in a world where human … [Read more...]