Thailand: ICJ and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada intervene in criminal defamation proceeding against Thai journalist Suchanee Rungmuanporn (Cloitre) | Amicus Brief

Full Amicus Brief (English) | Full Amicus Brief (Thai) On 27 April 2020, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) submitted a joint amicus curiae brief to Thailand’s Court of Appeal in the appeal from conviction for criminal defamation of journalist, Ms. … [Read more...]

Colombia: Amicus Brief on Compliance of Special Jurisdiction for Peace Act with International Law

Full PDF Version (Spanish) A joint amicus brief was filed on 26 July 2017 in the Constitutional Court of Colombia by Lawyers Without Borders Canada with the support of LRWC, Global Rights Compliance and the Laval University Clinic of International and Humanitarian Law. The Amicus Brief examines the … [Read more...]

Cambodia: LRWC and ICJ Submit Amicus Brief in Appeal of Human Rights Defender Ny Chakrya

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Khmer) The International Commission of Jurists and LRWC prepared an amicus brief for consideration by the Supreme Court of Cambodia in the appeal by Mr. Ny Chakrya from conviction (22 September 2016) under the Cambodia Criminal Code for: defamation … [Read more...]

Turkey: Amicus Brief in the Case of Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Turkish) LRWC and the Law Society of England and Wales prepared an amicus brief (in Turkish and English) for submission to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in the case of human rights lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir. The brief … [Read more...]

Thailand: Amicus Curiae Brief in the Case of Andy Hall | Amicus Brief

Full PDF (English) | Full PDF Version (Thai) ภาษาไทย:  LRWC and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) prepared submissions to the court in criminal defamation proceedings by the Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. against human rights defender, Andy Hall, for his research on violations of labour rights … [Read more...]

Canada: Factum of the Intervener LRWC – TWU vs LSUC

Full PDF Version LRWC filed a factum as intervener in the Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada and the Attorney General of Canada case before the Ontario Court of Appeal on 25 February 2016. The Factum was prepared by LRWC members Gail Davidson, Lois Leslie, Gavin Magrath and … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Statement Regarding the Matter of Mr. Le Quoc Quan: Violation of Rights to Pre-Trial Release | Statement

Full PDF English Version | Full Word English Version Full PDF Vietnamese Version Introduction Mr. Le Quoc Quan, a qualified lawyer, active blogger and human rights defender, is currently arbitrarily detained by the Government of Viet Nam due to having exercised his right to freedom of … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Regarding the Arbitrary Detention of Yorm Bopha | Petition

Full PDF Version EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This Petition requests the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to render an Opinion that the arrest and detention of Ms. Yorm Bopha, amounts to arbitrary detention. Ms. Yorm Bopha is a human rights defender. She is a resident of  the … [Read more...]

Colombia: Members of José Alvéar Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective v. Colombia | Amicus Curiae

LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) have prepared joint submission amicus curiae submissions for consideration by the IACHR in the matter of Members of José Alvéar Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective v. Colombia, Case No. 12.380 (English version | Spanish version). This case is based on … [Read more...]

Canada: Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group (on the merits) | Petition

IACHR:  LRWC on the Merits of the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group Case No. 12.734 by Heather Neun, Grace Woo, Gail Davidson         LRWC amicus brief to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in the Hul'qumi'num case … [Read more...]