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...]

China: UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China’s human rights crisis | 联合国高级专员必须坚持原则性和连贯性来应对中国的人权危机 | Joint statement

Full .pdf statement (EN) | Full pdf Statement (中文) 19 April 2022 UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China's human rights crisis 联合国高级专员必须坚持原则性和连贯性来应对中国的人权危机 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced on 8 March that she has secured a … [Read more...]

Indonesia: UPR submission | Joint report

Full pdf report On 31 March 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Indonesia, scheduled to take place in November 2022. The report highlights concerns regarding Indonesia’s compliance with its … [Read more...]

Russia: Voted off UN ECOSOC’s Committee on NGOs after 75 years

News update: On 13 April 2022, the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected 19 members of the UN Committee on NGOs, a body mandated to accredit NGOs to the UN. Russia was voted off the Committee after being a member since the establishment of the Committee in 1947. There are no term … [Read more...]

UN General Assembly suspends Russia from Human Rights Council

News update: On 7 April 2022, the UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from its membership in the UN Human Rights Council based on UN General Assembly Resolution 60/251, which provides that all members of the Council "shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human … [Read more...]

Thailand: Angkhana Neelapaijit appointed to UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances

LRWC welcomes the 1 April 2022 decision of the UN Human Rights Council to appoint Angkhana Neelapaijit, a prominent human rights advocate in Thailand, to the UN Working Group on enforced and involuntary disappearances (WGEID). Angkhana Neelapaijit has served as the Chair of the Working Group for … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Afghanistan: Protect women jurists and defenders | Joint Statement

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...]