Sri Lanka and Afghanistan: Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council | UN Statement

Full pdf statement (EN) Video of full debate: See the opening statements and reports of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights during Item 2 of the 48th session. Second meeting with report on Afghanistan. See the general debate: 3rd meeting, 4th meeting, and 5th meeting (LRWC's statement is at … [Read more...]

Colombia: Mid-term report on implementation of UPR recommendations | Joint report of L4L, LRWC, and the Colombia Caravana

Full report pdf (EN) In 2018, the UN Human Rights Council conducted its third regular Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Colombia. During the UPR, Colombia received and accepted 28 recommendations for protection of human rights defenders, including lawyers. In September 2021, LRWC joined … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: Joint statement seeks fact finding mechanism | Joint Statement to UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF statement (EN) Special Session video: 1st meeting; 2nd meeting (LRWC statement at 09:46); Statements regarding action on the resolution. Full text of statements of all speakers from UN Experts, States and NGOs Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  31st Special … [Read more...]

Burundi: The Human Rights Council should continue its scrutiny | Joint letter

Full pdf letter (EN) | Full pdf letter (FR) LRWC is among 43 NGOs signing a letter to member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council seeking renewal of the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi for a further year. See the full letter and signatories below. See the pdf versions … [Read more...]

China: UN Universal Periodic Review mid-term report | Joint report

Full UPR mid-term .pdf report (EN) In preparation for the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China in 2024, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined Lawyers for Lawyers in submitting a  mid-term report. The report sets out the extent to which China has implemented the … [Read more...]

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...]