Myanmar: Continued arbitrary detention of lawyers and defenders | Joint statement of LRWC and LSEW

Full pdf statement See the video of the full Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN Human Rights Council, 6 July and continued 7 July 2021. Watch the LRWC video statement at  06:52 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive … [Read more...]

Belarus: Increased harassment of lawyers in 2020-2021 | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf statement Video of the Interactive Dialogue on UN Web TV starting at 01:07:54. Organization: Lawyers for Lawyers Item: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Date: 5 July 2021 Speaker: Mr. Leroy Niekoop Mme. … [Read more...]

Philippines, Turkey, Iran: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Independence of Judges and Lawyers | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue Joint statement at 01:32:45 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Paul Scambler  Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Myanmar and China: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Prevention of Genocide | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue with Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide (LRWC statement at 1:24:12) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue: Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong, 1 July 2021 | UN Side Event

Public Invitation - Hong Kong Side Event, PDF Invitation Thursday 1 July 2021, 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 CEST/1930-2100 HKST Register to attend this virtual event here. Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong: The First 365 Days Thursday 1 July 2021 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 … [Read more...]

China: Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council | Joint statement

LRWC was among  26 NGOs and civil society organizations supporting a Statement delivered 21 June 2021 to the UN Human Rights Council by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) at the UN Human Rights Council. See the full statement below and attached (pdf). See the list of endorsing … [Read more...]

United Nations: LRWC submits 4th quadrennial report to the UN Economic and Social Council | Report

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) are required to submit quadrennial reports to ECOSOC. LRWC submitted the  following quadrennial report to ECOSOC on 25 May 2021. It is LRWC's fourth quadrennial report since it received … [Read more...]

USA vs. the International Criminal Court: A Fraught History in the Quest for International Accountability for Atrocity Crimes | Article

USA vs. the International Criminal Court: A Fraught History in the Quest for International Accountability for Atrocity Crimes by Catherine Morris, LRWC Executive Director First published in Slaw.ca on 19 May 2021. The life of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou … [Read more...]

USA: LRWC welcomes revocation of sanctions against International Criminal Court | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes the US government's revocation of sanctions against personnel of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 2 April 2021. The previous administration of Donald J. Trump had issued  Executive Order 13928 imposing sanctions on the ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou … [Read more...]