Press Releases

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...]

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en | Press release

Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Canada's international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Obligations | Press Release

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Photo credit: Amnesty Arrest of human rights monitors in breach of the Hong Kong government’s international obligations 11 February 2020 Today, 24 human rights organizations published an open letter to Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release

Full pdf version Comply with international law obligations says LRWC  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force 12 February 2020 - While peaceful protesters are arrested from coast to coast, Canada’s … [Read more...]

Hong Kong – International law obligation to ensure investigation of police violence | Press release

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation by independent specialists of police violence and misconduct FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 December … [Read more...]

Thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines: “A pattern of gross and systematic violations of human rights,” say seven legal organisations to the UN | Press release

Press Release_(.docx)  |  Press Release_(.pdf)  Thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines: “A pattern of gross and systematic violations of human rights,” say seven legal organisations to the UN For immediate release 9 September 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) was … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Rights groups seek UN intervention to end Cameroon atrocities | Press release

Full press release (pdf) | Full press release (.docx) Rights groups seek UN intervention to end Cameroon atrocities  Immediate release 26 August 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), supported by the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) and the Raoul Wallenberg … [Read more...]

Zambia: Negative impact of proposed changes to Constitution on judicial independence | Joint news release

NEWS RELEASE [For immediate release: Monday 05 August 2019] Full PDF News Release Zambia: Organisations warn of potential negative impact of proposed changes to Constitution on judicial independence We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the impact the Zambian … [Read more...]

Cameroon: #RightsCity Conference | Media Advisory

PDF Version (ENG) / PDF Version (FR) 205 – 4770 avenue Kent, Montréal (Québec) Canada H3W 1H2 514-735-8778 – info@rwchr.org MEDIA ADVISORY The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights (RWCHR) in partnership with Montreal’s Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), Amnesty … [Read more...]

China: Release and Reversal of Convictions for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Release and reversal of convictions for pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong Immediate release 27 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) [1] is a committee of lawyers and others who promote international human rights through advocacy, education and … [Read more...]