Statements

China: Incommunicado detention of human rights lawyer Chang Weiping | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Joint Statement on Chinese authorities placing Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping under ‘residential surveillance 9 November 2020 Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping, whose certificate to practice law was suspended in January 2020, was detained by Baoji City Public … [Read more...]

United States: Joint Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council on systemic racism and police violence | Joint statement led by ACLU

Full PDF (ENG) See the joint oral statement LRWC was among 300 NGOs from more than 60 countries that joined a 1 October 2020 oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council led by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The oral statement was a follow up to the Council's June 2020 Resolution 43/1 … [Read more...]

Turkey: Joint oral statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: UPR Adoption

Full PDF (ENG) Full joint oral video statement online Full Interactive Dialogue on Turkey UPR Date: 28/29 September 2020 HRC section: 45th Session (Agenda Item 6) Speaker: Leroy Niekoop Oral Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular Session - Item 6: UPR … [Read more...]

The 30th Anniversary of the UN basic principles on the role of lawyers | Joint statement

See the full PDF (ENG) for all signatories Full PDF (FR) The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), recognised as the voice of the European legal profession, unites the Bars and Law Societies of 45 European Countries, including the 27 EU Member States. Through them, the CCBE … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Oral Video Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) See LRWC's oral video statement See the full Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Turkey: Mass arrest of lawyers in Ankara, Turkey | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Joint Statement on the Arrest of 48 Lawyers and 7 Intern Lawyers in Ankara, Turkey Through the new “alternative bar associations” legislation and President Erdogan’s own words “Those who act as the lawyers of terrorists may not act like terrorists themselves. If they do so, … [Read more...]

USA: Allegations of judicial harassment and arbitrary detention of lawyer Steven Donziger | Briefing Note

Full pdf briefing note Press release   USA: Allegations of judicial harassment and arbitrary detention of lawyer Steven Donziger Briefing Note 29 July 2020  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is monitoring with concern the situation of Mr. Steven Donziger, a human rights lawyer … [Read more...]

Bangladesh: Investigate the murder of lawyer Mr. Asadul Hoque | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) BANGLADESH: 24 International organizations and individuals condemn the murder of lawyer Asadul Hoque The Committee on Attacks on Lawyers, International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL), Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), JusticeMakers Bangladesh, Lawyers … [Read more...]

The Philippines: Attacks Again Lawyers Escalating | Joint statement by 151 lawyers’ organizations and lawyers

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FRE) Lawyers for Lawyers, LRWC and more than 150 Bar Associations, lawyers’ organizations and members of the legal profession urge the Philippine Government to stop the extra-judicial killings of lawyers, allow investigations that ensure accountability for perpetrators … [Read more...]

Philippines: Extrajudicial killing of jurists 2006-2019 | Appendix to joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Link to written statement on UN website Link to written statement on LRWC website See LRWC's press release dated 9 September 2019. Note that since submission of this statement to the UN Human Rights Council, a 46th lawyer was assassinated in the Philippines on 5 September … [Read more...]