USA: Request for UN Human Rights Council inquiry into US Police Violence | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) more than 600 civil society organizations from around the world, including Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, joined family members of victims of police violence in the United States (US) in a joint letter calling on member states … [Read more...]

Thailand government must end judicial harassment against woman/human rights defenders | Press Release | Joint Letter

Full PDF Letter (ENG) | Full PDF letter (Thai) June 7, 2020 Thailand government must end judicial harassment against woman/human rights defenders Immediate release Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada is among 53 groups and 23 individuals urging the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights and … [Read more...]

UN High Level Political Forum: Ensure meaningful civil society participation | Joint letter to UN member States

Full PDF (ENG) LRWC was among 460 civil society organisations from 115 countries signing a letter to UN member States seeking their support to ensure effective participation of civil society during the upcoming UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) scheduled for 7-16 July 2020. June … [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...]

South Sudan: Human Rights Violations and Corporate Accountability in the Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Oral Statement to the 43rd Session of the UNHRC

Live stream video, Chapter 27, 01:00:12 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 4 Date: 9 March 2019 Speaker: Gabriella Casanova Oral Statement of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch … [Read more...]

United Nations: Support Consensus Renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (FRE) 43 NGOs call on all UN member states to support extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by: participating in negotiations on and co-sponsoring the resolution to extend the mandate; opposing attempts to dilute the mandate or … [Read more...]

UPR of Turkey: Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey

Full PDF Version Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey is a summary of facts for circulation to states during the pre-session to the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey at the 35th session in January-February 2020. The summary was prepared by the Law Society of England … [Read more...]

Sudan: Call to End the Repression and Persecution of Lawyers | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 49, 01:45:10 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Date: 25 September 2019 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

Yemen: Call to Ban Export of Arms to the Conflict in Yemen | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 72, 02:38:14 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 General Debate Date: 26 September 2019 Speaker: Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Failure to Fulfill International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 21, 00:57:36 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Organizations: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) Item: Item 10 – Interactive dialogue on the Report of … [Read more...]