Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion to Immediately Release Nguyễn Văn Đài | WGAD Submission

Full PDF Version Nguyễn Văn Đài update: Viet Nam has still not complied with the 8 June 2017  Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) Opinion to immediately release human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài and compensate him for his arbitrary detention since December 2015. Viet Nam continues to … [Read more...]

Canada: LBWC and LRWC Joint Submission for the Universal Period Review, Third Cycle

Full PDF Version LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders/Canada in Joint Submissions for consideration on the third Universal Periodic Review/Canada recommend that Canada: Ensure protection of rights and access to remedies for people negatively affected by the activities of Canadian corporations … [Read more...]

States Must Cooperate with UN Technical Assistance In Ensuring Independence and Integrity of Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 37, at 01:06:02) Check Against Delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item:                 Item 10 – General Debate: Technical assistance and capacity-building Date:                 28 … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Cooperate with Human Rights Council Special Procedures Mandate Holders | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 25, at 01:06:57) Check Against Delivery Organization:             Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 10 – Interactive dialogue on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights … [Read more...]

Address Gaps in Remedies for Victims of Hostage-taking and Extra-legal Detention | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 43, at 01:17:34) Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 5 – General Debate:   Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date:                           20 September 2017 Speaker:       … [Read more...]

Bahrain: Comply With UPR Recommendations and Process | Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 22, 00:45:29) Check Against Delivery Organization:           Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                          Item 6 – UPR Outcomes - Bahrain Date:                          21 September 2017 Speaker:                   … [Read more...]

Need to Develop Mandatory Code of Conduct for Members of the UN Human Rights Council | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 79, at 02:19:01) Check Against Delivery Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 4 – General Debate:   Council members must comply with human rights duties Date:                   … [Read more...]

Myanmar: All States Must Use Diplomatic Means to Urge Government of Myanmar to End Humanitarian Crisis | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 58, at 02:18:43) Check Against Delivery   Organization:      Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and International Bar Association Item:                     Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (oral … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Concludes Detention of Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai is Arbitrary and Unlawful, Calls for Immediate Release | WGAD Decision

Full PDF Version On 8 June 2017, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) concluded that the detention of human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai is arbitrary and unlawful and called for hie immediate release. Van Dai has been held incommunicado since his arrest on 16 December 2015. The WGAD … [Read more...]

Implement Accountability Mechanisms for Council Members | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 19, at 35:27) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item 5 – General Debate Date:                           16 June 2017 Speaker:                      Mr. Joseph Doyle Oral … [Read more...]