Saudi Arabia: Persistent gross, widespread and systematic violations of human rights while a member of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Written Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

See full pdf report as filed with the UN Human Rights Council without footnotes (due to length restrictions) See the fully footnoted report (pdf) This written statement by LRWC is endorsed by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Submission

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version UPR SUBMISSION - VIETNAM - JULY 2018 A. Introduction Lawyers for Lawyers (“L4L”) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (“LRWC”) jointly submit this report on the state of human rights in Viet Nam, especially in respect of the legal profession, with … [Read more...]

Myanmar: End Human Rights Violations in Myanmar | Oral Statement to the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 16, at 00:27:56) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar (oral update) Date: 27 June 2018 Speaker: Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 38th Session … [Read more...]

End repression and persecution of lawyers in Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 52, at 02:21:30) United Nations Human Rights Council 38th Regular Session 18 June to 6 July 2018 Agenda Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Joint Oral … [Read more...]

China: Human rights advocates suffer detention, ill-treatment and trials in violation of international law | Written Statement to the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf version (with footnotes) Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s attention Written Statement by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada an NGO in Special Consultative Status to the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council China: Human rights advocates … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Hold Accountable Those Responsible for Atrocity Crimes during and after the Armed Conflict | Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version This statement was not delivered because of scheduling. Mr. President: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada thanks the High Commissioner for Human Rights for his work promoting, protecting and speaking out for human rights despite a global trend in the opposite direction. We take … [Read more...]

China: Draft Resolution on Promoting the International Human Rights Cause through Win-Win Cooperation” at 37th UN Human Rights Council Session | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version To: Member and Observer States of the Human Rights Council Re: Draft resolution on “Promoting the International Human Rights Cause through Win-Win Cooperation” at 37th UN Human Rights Council session The draft resolution entitled “Promoting the International Human … [Read more...]

State Action Needed to Promote Global Implementation of Human Rights Law and LGTBQ Rights | Joint Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version State action needed to effectively promote globally, through the 3rd cycle of the UPR, implementation of international human rights laws, particularly in reference to: the administrative of justice, and the rights of juveniles and LGBTQ people. This joint statement by International … [Read more...]

Attacks on the Legal Profession in China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 65, at 02:28:39)  Human Rights Council 37th Regular Session 26 February to 23 March 2018 Agenda Item 3 Joint Oral Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Cease and Remedy Arbitrary Arrest, Detention and Wrongful Prosecution of Legal Professionals, and Use of Torture and Ill-Treatment | Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version This oral statement to the UN HRC 37th Session was not presented because of scheduling. The statement by seven international human rights groups decries the widespread use of arbitrary arrests, detentions and torture against jurists in Turkey. United Nations Human Rights … [Read more...]