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...]

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...]

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...]

UN Human Rights Council: Safeguard lawyers in Thailand from harassment and interference | Joint Statement

Full pdf joint statement Also see LRWC's separate statement to the UN Human Rights Council. Organization: Lawyers for Lawyers Item: Item 6 – UPR Outcome Thailand Date: 23/24 March 2022 Speaker: Ms. Julia Smakman Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council:  Russian Federation: Flagrant violations of international law | Joint oral statement

Full .pdf  joint statement UN TV video at 6:38:43 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: General Debate Date: 21 March 2022 Speaker: Brian Samuels Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Law Society of … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Halt the atrocities against Myanmar people, including human rights defenders | Oral Statement

Full pdf statement See the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur. See LRWC's statement at 1:20:44 Also see a joint statement of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (joined by LRWC) UPDATE: Resolution extending the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the … [Read more...]