China: Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China | Joint letter

Full PDF (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joins more than 300 civil society groups in a joint open letter to the UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN member states to call for an international mechanism to address human rights violations by China. Global … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review by Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada | Joint Submission

Full PDF (ENG) In July 2020, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined Lawyers for Lawyers in submitting a report for the forthcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. The review is scheduled to take place in Geneva in January/February 2021. In the report (.pdf), Lawyers for Lawyers … [Read more...]

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...]