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...]

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...]