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

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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...]

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...]

Human Rights Catastrophe in Cameroon | Written Statement to the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Link to document on UN Human Rights Council site Full .pdf document Press Release (pdf) | Press release (.docx)   Joint written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status. The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in … [Read more...]

Turkey: Continued Violation of Non-Derogable Rights After Lifting of State of Emergency | Joint Written Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version United Nations Human Rights Council 31 August 2018 Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s attention Written Statement by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), The Law Society (TLS), NGOs in Special Consultative Status, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Canada: Restoring the Space for Dissent in Canada | Joint Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Official UN Version In this written submission, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) call on the Human Rights Council to continue to promote and protect the rule of law and human rights in Canada by monitoring the following issues and … [Read more...]