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...]

Cambodia: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia | Joint letter from 26 NGOs

Full text of the joint letter (.pdf) 30 August 2019 To Members and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Re: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session Dear Excellency, The undersigned civil society … [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...]

UPR of Turkey: Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version A. Introduction The information contained in this submission is based on evidence gathered by the submitting organisations, all of which are either professional bodies representing lawyers in their respective jurisdictions or voluntary associations of lawyers (see … [Read more...]

Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 46, 01:25:11, Full .pdf statement Item:                   Item 3: General Debate Date:                   1 July 2019 Speaker:            Ms. Hélène Ramos dos Santos Oral Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

China: Joint Statement to the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

Live video stream, Chapter 53, 01:57:07 Full PDF Lawyers for Lawyers Co-sponsors: International Bar Association, ISHR, Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada Joint statement under Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and the Independent … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Joint Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Saudi Arabia | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version Loujain Al-Hathloul (left), Aziza Al-Yousef, Eman Al-Nafjan, Samar Badawi (right) Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs Email: chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Maryam Monsef, Minister of … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Update | WGAD

Full PDF Version Waleed Abu al-Khair of Saudi Arabia LRWC provided the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention with an update of  the situation of imprisoned lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair. The Working Group in its 4 July 2018 Opinion concluded there was no legal  justification for the arrest, … [Read more...]