Myanmar & Bangladesh: Rights, Dignity, and Future of Genocide Survivors at Stake | Joint Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 38, 01:39:49 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 4: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (Oral Update) Date:                       16 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Arbitrary Detention, Repression, and Persecution of Lawyers | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 21, 00:37:23 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Date:                       16 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention of Lawyers and Defenders in China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cameroon | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 56, 01:29:37 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 3, General Debate Date:                       13 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Speaker:                 Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral … [Read more...]

Human Rights Violations in Cameroon, Philippines, China, and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 74, 01:59:48 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 2, General Debate on the oral update of the High Commissioner of Human Rights Date:                       10 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Summary of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention | WGAD

Full PDF Version Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia Summary of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinions on arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia[1] The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) in Opinions published between 2002 and 2018 identified … [Read more...]

Cambodia: The Roots of Cambodia’s persistent rights violations: Impunity of the powerful | Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

See UN document (without references) Download UN document (pdf) Full PDF version with references Written Statement to the 42nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), NGO in Special Consultative Status, and Asian Legal Resource Centre … [Read more...]

Philippines: Extrajudicial killing of jurists as part of a pattern of widespread and systematic violations of human rights  | Joint Written Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf written statement as submitted to the Human Rights Council Link to document on UN website The online Appendix to this report lists the murdered jurists with dates of death and status of investigations as at 29 July 2019. A 46th lawyer was assassinated on 5 September 2019. See the … [Read more...]

Cambodia: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia | Joint letter from 26 NGOs

Full text of the joint letter (.pdf) 30 August 2019 To Members and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Re: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session Dear Excellency, The undersigned civil society … [Read more...]

Thailand: Ensure truth, justice, and reparations for victims of enforced disappearance | Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Link to document on UN site Full written statement .pdf Joint written statement* submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, non-governmental organization in special consultative status, and Asian Legal Resource Centre, non-government organization in general consultative status Thai Lawyers … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Rights groups seek UN intervention to end Cameroon atrocities | Press release

Full press release (pdf) | Full press release (.docx) Rights groups seek UN intervention to end Cameroon atrocities  Immediate release 26 August 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), supported by the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) and the Raoul Wallenberg … [Read more...]