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...]

UPR of Turkey: Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey

Full PDF Version Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey is a summary of facts for circulation to states during the pre-session to the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey at the 35th session in January-February 2020. The summary was prepared by the Law Society of England … [Read more...]

Sudan: Call to End the Repression and Persecution of Lawyers | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 49, 01:45:10 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Date: 25 September 2019 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Yemen: Call to Ban Export of Arms to the Conflict in Yemen | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 72, 02:38:14 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 General Debate Date: 26 September 2019 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Failure to Fulfill International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 21, 00:57:36 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) Item: Item 10 – Interactive dialogue on the Report of … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary Arrest and Forcible Disappearance of Samar Badawi | WGEID Complaints

Full PDF (ENG) WORKING GROUP ON ENFORCED OR INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCES COMMUNICATION FORM 1. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE disappeared person (a) * Family name(s): BADAWI (b) * Given names(s): SAMAR MOHAMMAD 2. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FACTS (a) * Date of arrest, abduction or … [Read more...]

Philippines: Stop the Attacks and Extrajudicial Killings of Lawyers | Oral Statement to the 42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 7, 00:11:20 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 4, General Debate Date:                       17 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers for Lawyers Speaker:                 Catherine Morris Oral Statement to … [Read more...]