Sudan: Continued repression of human rights defenders and impunity for past violations | Statement to the Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement | See the oral video statement on UN Web TV at 1:28:51 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on the Sudan Date: 15 June 2022 Speaker: Temisan Boyo Oral Statement to the 50th Session … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Civilians including lawyers brought before military tribunals in violation of international law | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf joint statement of IBAHRI joined by LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Council of Australia See the video on UN Web TV (at 2:43:45) Oral Statement (Check against delivery) Mr. President, The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Council … [Read more...]

Iran: Systematic and widespread arbitrary detention of lawyers and other human rights defenders| Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf written statement See written statement on UN website  Joint written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, International Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers, The Law Society, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status Iran: Systematic and … [Read more...]

Russia: Suppression of dissent facilitates aggression and atrocity crimes in Ukraine | Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf written joint statement | See the written statement on the UN Human Rights Council website UPDATE: Also see the joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council on 14 June 2022. The statements call for the creation of a Special Rapporteur to document and address the human rights … [Read more...]

Eritrea: Extend the UN Special Rapporteur mandate and enshrine his “benchmarks for progress” | Joint letter to member and observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf letter (EN) 20 May 2022 To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) Eritrea: Extend the UN Special Rapporteur mandate and enshrine his “benchmarks for progress” Excellencies, Ahead of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Sudan: Ensure continued public debates on the human rights situation | Joint letter to member and observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf letter (EN) |  Full .pdf letter (FR) To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) 19 May 2022 Sudan: Ensure continued public debates on the human rights situation … [Read more...]

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...]