Amicus Curiae Filed in Petition of Colombian Human Rights Lawyers against the State of Colombia

Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) recently filed an amicus curiae brief (amicus) with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) concerning the petition of “Jose Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) v Colombia. The Petitioners are … [Read more...]

Ukraine: Deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression | Joint statement to the Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf joint statement See the Special Session. LRWC / IBAHRI statement at 23:51 See the resolution adopted at the Special Session Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: 34th special session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine … [Read more...]

Colombia: Report to UN Human Rights Committee | Joint submission

Full pdf joint report See the submission on the UN OHCHR site On 2 May 2022, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) joined Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) in a submission to the UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) in preparation for the next review of Colombia's implementation of the International … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Protect jurists and defenders, particularly women | Joint Statement to the 34th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Video statement on UN WebTV at 02:26:30 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: General Debate Date: 30 March 2022 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Cambodia: Fulfil treaty promises with action to uphold rights of dissidents and defenders

Full .pdf statement See the debate at UN WebTV (part 1). Debate, Part 2. LRWC statement at 42:13 Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:    Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Date:   29 March 2021 Speaker: … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: States, including Thailand, must implement Universal Periodic Review commitments | Oral Statement

Full pdf statement See UN video: LRWC statement at 3:11:02 Also see the joint statement of Lawyers for Lawyers joined by LRWC, delivered 24 March 2022 Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 6: General Debate Date:  24 March 2021 Speaker:   Catherine Morris Oral … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Safeguard lawyers in Thailand from harassment and interference | Joint Statement

Full pdf joint statement Also see LRWC's separate statement to the UN Human Rights Council. Organization: Lawyers for Lawyers Item: Item 6 – UPR Outcome Thailand Date: 23/24 March 2022 Speaker: Ms. Julia Smakman Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council:  Russian Federation: Flagrant violations of international law | Joint oral statement

Full .pdf  joint statement UN TV video at 6:38:43 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: General Debate Date: 21 March 2022 Speaker: Brian Samuels Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Law Society of … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Halt the atrocities against Myanmar people, including human rights defenders | Oral Statement

Full pdf statement See the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur. See LRWC's statement at 1:20:44 Also see a joint statement of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (joined by LRWC) UPDATE: Resolution extending the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Judicial harassment of human rights lawyers Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoudi | Joint Statement with IBAHRI

See the pdf statement (joined by LRWC) See the video statement at 1:15:06.  United Nations Human Rights Council - 49th Session Oral Statement by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) during the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human … [Read more...]