Statements

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...]

Cambodia: Three Years and Still No Effective Investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s Killing | Joint Statement

Full PDF Dr. Kem Ley, political commentator and human rights defender 9 July 2019 Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing (Bangkok, Thailand) --- Today, on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and … [Read more...]

Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 46, 01:25:11, Full .pdf statement Item:                   Item 3: General Debate Date:                   1 July 2019 Speaker:            Ms. Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

China: Joint Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

Live video stream, Chapter 53, 01:57:07 Full PDF Lawyers for Lawyers Co-sponsors: International Bar Association, ISHR, Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada Joint statement under Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and the Independent … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Release Women Human Rights Defenders: Statement to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council | Joint statement of ISHR, CIVICUS and LRWC

Full .pdf statement Video stream available (Chapter 17, at 00:43:29) Human Rights Council 40th session UPR adoption: Saudi Arabia  Speaker: Salma El Hosseiny – Check against delivery Mr. President, We call upon the Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Persistent gross, widespread and systematic violations of human rights while a member of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Written Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

See full pdf report as filed with the UN Human Rights Council without footnotes (due to length restrictions) See the fully footnoted report (pdf) This written statement by LRWC is endorsed by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s … [Read more...]

Canada: Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Version Complète en PDF La version française suit l'anglais Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters Bill C-59 was explicitly introduced with the claim that it fixes “the problematic aspects” of its predecessor, Bill … [Read more...]

Bahrain: Comply With UPR Recommendations and Process | Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 22, 00:45:29) Check Against Delivery Organization:           Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                          Item 6 – UPR Outcomes - Bahrain Date:                          21 September 2017 Speaker:                   … [Read more...]

Implement Accountability Mechanisms for Council Members | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 19, at 35:27) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 5 – General Debate Date:                           16 June 2017 Speaker:                      Mr. Joseph Doyle Oral … [Read more...]

Pakistan and Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Require Access to Protective Measures | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 25, at 43:37) The following statement prompted a reply from the delegation of Cameroon, which can be viewed here (Chapter 81, at 02:21:56) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item … [Read more...]