UN Human Rights Council: Harassment of lawyers in Belarus | Joint statement

Full pdf joint statement See the full interactive dialogue debate on video. UPDATE: See the resolution of the Human Rights Council adopted by vote on 1 April 2022 extending the OHCHR examination for a further year United Nations Human Rights Council, 49th Session  Item 4: … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Iran: Arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of human rights lawyers and defenders | Joint oral statement

Full .pdf statement See video. LRWC statement at 01:42:14 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: General Debate Date: 16 March 2022 Speaker: Paria Saremi Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Turkey: Abuse of anti-terrorism laws to arbitrarily detain human rights lawyers and defenders | Joint oral statement

Full pdf statement See the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism. See LRWC's statement at 01:51:24 Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:             Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on  Interactive dialogue with the … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Torture of lawyers in China | Oral video statement

Full .pdf statement See video of statement (at 28:23) See first part of the Interactive Dialogue at 02:27:50 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Situation of human rights in Colombia | Oral statement

Full pdf statement See at 07:44:20. Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:           Item 2: General Debate Date:           8 March 2021 Speaker:        Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: OHCHR report on grave human rights violations in Xinjiang can wait no longer | Joint oral statement

Full joint statement (.docx) | See joint letter released 8 March 2022 See the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' Annual Update 8 March 2022. See Human Rights Watch video statement at 33:30   Joint statement: Item 2 General Debate on High Commissioner’s update OHCHR report on … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Pursuing Accountability and Justice in Sri Lanka | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement See the debate on Sri Lanka beginning 4 March 2022. See video of continued debate 7 March 2022 (LRWC statement at 01:03:29) Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka (HRC res. 46/2) Date: 3 March … [Read more...]

Philippines: Halt the attacks on lawyers and human rights defenders | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full statement pdf (EN) See the joint statement on UN WebTV at 3:00:05 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: General Debate Date: 7 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Cambodia: “Vortex of power” deprives Cambodians of right to political participation | Joint Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

 Full .pdf statement (EN) See the video of the Interactive Dialogue. See LRWC's statement at 01:02:34. Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: General Debate Date: 6 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights … [Read more...]

Myanmar, Colombia, China: Effective engagement with Universal Periodic Review is critical to effectiveness | Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate. LRWC joint statement at 56:42. Full .pdf statement (EN) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 6: General debate the Universal Periodic Review Date:  1 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human … [Read more...]