LRWC Urges Sudan’s National Investigative Committee to Release Report Regarding Attack on Peaceful Protesters | Oral Statement to the 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full debate, Pt. 1 Full debate (continued) LRWC Statement at Chapter 15, 00:22:020 Full PDF Statement (ENG) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on oral reports of the Sudan & OHCHR (Res. 42/35) Date: 16 July 2020 Speaker: Temisan … [Read more...]

Myanmar must ensure the independence of the legal profession | Oral Statement at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Video of statement, Chapter 20, at 00:30 Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Joseph Doyle Oral … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

China: End restrictions on free media and lawyers | Joint oral statement at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Link to full oral statement at Chapter 65 at 02:02:28 Statement at 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression Speaker: Salma El Hosseiny, International Service for Human … [Read more...]

Philippines, Myanmar, South Sudan: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions at the 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement

Full PDF (ENG) See video intervention (Chapter 32 at 01:08:27) Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Date: 9 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Acceleration of extra-judicial killings of jurists in the Philippines | Written Joint Statement to the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Link to document on UN Human Rights Council site Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and the Asian Legal Resource Centre submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council for its 44th session. The Statement is endorsed by the International Association of People's Lawyers. … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Urgent Debate on systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protest | Joint Oral Statement

Update 19 June 2020: UN Human Rights Council adopted by consensus resolution A/HRC/43/L.50 requesting the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights "to prepare a report on systemic racism, violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement … [Read more...]

Don’t Violate Human Rights While Responding to COVID-19, Say 33 NGOs | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) | Meeting Webcast Human Rights Council virtual informal conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Joint NGO statement on civil and political rights Thursday, 09 April 2020 Civil society’s call to states:   we are in this together, don’t violate human … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Human Rights Violations and Corporate Accountability in the Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Oral Statement to the 43rd Session of the UNHRC

Live stream video, Chapter 27, 01:00:12 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4 Date: 9 March 2019 Speaker: Gabriella Casanova Oral Statement of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

United Nations: Support Consensus Renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (FRE) 43 NGOs call on all UN member states to support extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by: participating in negotiations on and co-sponsoring the resolution to extend the mandate; opposing attempts to dilute the mandate or … [Read more...]