Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw honoured | Video
Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw honoured | Video
Canada: Implementation of UNDRIP is now the law
Canada: Implementation of UNDRIP is now the law
Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for human rights prize
Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for human rights prize
Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses defamation suit against Andy Hall
Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses defamation suit against Andy Hall
Malaysia: Plaintiff withdraws SLAPP against lawyer Charles Hector
Malaysia: Plaintiff withdraws SLAPP against lawyer Charles Hector
USA revokes sanctions against International Criminal Court
USA revokes sanctions against International Criminal Court
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Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw honoured | Video

Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw honoured on L4L prize shortlist: Laureates from Belarus and shortlisted lawyers collective from Algeria   On 18 November, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) honoured Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw as a short-listed candidate in its annual Prize awarded to a … [Read more...]

Canada: Implementation of UNDRIP is now the law

LRWC calls upon all Canadian authorities to ensure prompt action to implement Canada's Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [UNDRIP]. The Act is now the law in Canada. The Act received Royal Assent on 21 June 2021 after being passed by the Senate on 16 … [Read more...]

Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for human rights prize

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes news that Myanmar lawyer, U Khin Maung Zaw has been shortlisted for the 2021 Lawyers for Lawyers Prize. Based in the Netherlands, Lawyers for Lawyers advocates for lawyers at risk around the world. LRWC nominated U Khin Maung Zaw for the prize in April … [Read more...]

Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses defamation suit against Andy Hall

Full PDF Finnwatch press release (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes the decision of Thailand's Supreme Court to dismiss the last remaining defamation lawsuit against UK human rights defender Andy Hall in a series of cases of Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Plaintiff withdraws SLAPP against lawyer Charles Hector

On 14 April 2021, LRWC welcomed news that two corporations withdrew contempt of court charges they had filed against Malaysian human rights lawyer Charles Hector and eight environmental rights defenders represented by Mr. Hector. Two logging contractors, Beijing Million SDN BHD and Rosah Timber … [Read more...]

USA revokes sanctions against International Criminal Court

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes the US government's revocation of sanctions against personnel of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 2 April 2021. The previous administration of Donald J. Trump had issued  Executive Order 13928 imposing sanctions on the ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou … [Read more...]

Philippines Supreme Court and Senate denounce attacks against jurists

On 23 and 24 March 2021, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomed the statement of the Philippines Supreme Court and a Senate resolution denouncing the alarming number of  attacks and killings of jurists in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in July 2016. On 23 March 2021, … [Read more...]

Thailand: Southern Peasants’ Federation wins court case after thirteen years | Welcome developments

On 19 March 2021, after thirteen years, the land rights defenders of the Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT) won an verdict from the Thai Administrative Court ordering the Department of Land and its affiliated authorities to revoke title deeds for 23 plots that have been unlawfully … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul released after three years in prison | Welcome Developments

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada welcomes the release of women’s rights defender, Loujain Al-Hathloul, after 1001 days of imprisonment on spurious charges. She was released on 10 February 2021 after persistent international pressure, including interventions by LRWC. Ms Al-Hathloul was arrested in May … [Read more...]

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

More information about the International Commission of Inquiry, 18 January to 6 February 2021. 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 … [Read more...]