Lawyers in Danger: Threats to Advocates Worldwide | The Advocate, November 2020

This article was originally published in The Advocate, November 2020 edition | See the .pdf article The Advocate is published six times each year by the Vancouver Bar Association and is made available to all lawyers in British Columbia, Canada. NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH … [Read more...]

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers | Report from LRWC published in Slaw.ca

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers Catherine Morris First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 27 October 2020 For the past two decades, Canadian lawyers have been speaking up … [Read more...]

ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | now available at CanLII

Free .pdf download | Now available on CanLii Foreword by Michel Forst Press release Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is pleased to announce that ATTACKING DEFENDERS: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY A guide to international law rights of human rights defenders is now available on … [Read more...]

Thailand: Sufficient Progress Not Made to Warrant Tier 2 Ranking for Thailand in US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2020

Full PDF (ENG) Sufficient progress not made to warrant Tier 2 ranking for Thailand in TIP Report 2020 Seafood Working Group responds to Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 World Day against Human Trafficking July 30, 2020 The U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) … [Read more...]

Myanmar | Justice for the Rohingya: The Role of Canada | Report by UVic, UOttawa…

Full pdf report Justice for the Rohingya: The Role of Canada Report of international virtual roundtable of experts “Canada must take immediate, robust action on justice for the Rohingya… using a holistic approach and ensuring that the victims are at the centre.” Canada’s actions must fully … [Read more...]

Reflections on the 19 June 2020 UN Human Rights Council resolution on systemic racism, police brutality, and unlawful suppression of peaceful protest | Publication

“You… are your brothers’ and sisters’ keepers”: Now is the time to move from words to deeds Reflections on the 19 June 2020 UN Human Rights Council resolution on systemic racism, police brutality, and unlawful suppression of peaceful protest Catherine Morris, Executive Director, Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Bahrain: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab released from prison | Update

Full PDF (ENG) On 9 June, human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was released from Bahrain's Jaw prison to serve a non-custodial sentence, after spending nearly four years in arbitrary detention in relation to tweets and media interviews criticising Bahrain’s human rights record. Along with … [Read more...]

ATTACKING DEFENDERS: The Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy | LRWC publication

Free .pdf download | Also available on CanLii Read the Foreword by Michel Forst Press release ATTACKING DEFENDERS: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY A guide to international law rights of human rights defenders Foreword After 13 years of negotiation, the United Nations … [Read more...]

Milestone Transition: LRWC appoints Catherine Morris as Executive Director

Milestone transition: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada LRWC appoints Catherine Morris as Executive Director Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada’s (LRWC) founding Executive Director Gail Davidson is taking a 3-month sabbatical before moving to a new role as Research Director of LRWC after twenty … [Read more...]

China: Landmark Decision from London People’s Tribunal | Article

Landmark Decision from London People’s Tribunal[*] Clive Ansley[**] For almost thirty years, China has been running a hugely lucrative Murder for Organs Industry in which scores of thousands of China’s citizens are systematically examined for blood type, tissue type, and organ condition, … [Read more...]