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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]