USA: Attack on International Criminal Court: : Immediately lift sanctions against ICC personnel | Statement

See LRWC's advocacy concerning the International Criminal Court New statement to be posted when available. … [Read more...]

The UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: An overview by Marcia Kran, member of the UN Human Rights Committee | 10 December 2020

Marcia Kran Lecture .pdf | More about the webinar  Amplifying the Impact of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies on the Enjoyment of Human Rights:  Opportunities for Civil Society Action  Marcia V. J. Kran, O.C., Member of the UN Human Rights Committee[1] Lawyers Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Restore elected authorities, release detainees, and protect freedoms of information, expression, and assembly | Statement

Full .pdf Statement Myanmar: Restore elected authorities, release detainees, and protect freedoms of information, expression, and assembly  LRWC calls for concrete action by the UN Human Rights Council  STATEMENT  8 February 2021 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomes the UN … [Read more...]

USA: Lawyers’ organizations convene public inquiry into racist police violence in the US | Update

More information about International Commission of Inquiry Register here to attend online hearings. | Videos of hearings on Facebook. Three lawyers’ organizations based in the United States (US) have assembled a group of experts from twelve countries to conduct public hearings into racist police … [Read more...]

Webinar Date TBA: How can the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights be used in advocacy? | LRWC event

Postponed from 25 February. Date to TBA. Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada's webinar series on UN and Regional Human Rights Systems: Treaties and Mechanisms The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR): What is the ICCPR? How can it be used for human rights advocacy? Date … [Read more...]

Defending Defenders: The Right to Know Rights | The Advocate, January 2021

"Defending Defenders: The Right to Know Rights," by Catherine Morris, The Advocate, January 2021. Abstract: The first two decades in this millennium have seen dramatic increases in risks to those reporting or protesting rights violations or advocating human rights, particularly in relation to … [Read more...]

Azerbaijan: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | online event 21 January 2021

Invitation and Registration Information Learn more about the situation of lawyers in Azerbaijan Invitation to an online Seminar – Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Azerbaijan) Thursday, 21 January 2021 15:00 to 16:30 CET; 2.00-3.30pm UK time; 6:00-7:30 am PST; 9:00-10:30 am EST) This … [Read more...]

Catherine Morris | LRWC Executive Director

Catherine Morris, BA (Alberta) 1974, JD (Alberta) 1978, LLM (UBC) 2001, was appointed as Executive Director of Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada on 1 June 2020. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. She has taught graduate level courses in international … [Read more...]

Thailand: EU should require Thailand’s commitment to human rights conditions prior to restarting EU-Thailand Trade Agreement negotiations | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Full PDF (Thai) Valdis Dombrovskis Executive Vice-President European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Belgium October 28, 2020 Dear Mr. Dombrovskis, We, the undersigned companies and organisations, are aware that the European Union may … [Read more...]

Canada: Federal Court invalidates Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement saying its impact “shocks the conscience” | Update

UPDATE: 21 August 2020: LRWC is disappointed that Canada's federal government has chosen to appeal the 23 July 2020 Federal Court of Canada ruling that the Canada-US does not measure up to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair issued a statement on Friday 21 … [Read more...]