Iran: Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi released on bail | Update
Iran: Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi released on bail | Update
Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for human rights prize
Myanmar lawyer U Khin Maung Zaw shortlisted for human rights prize
Canada’s Senate must immediately pass Bill C-15: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Canada’s Senate must immediately pass Bill C-15: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses last defamation suit against Andy Hall by Natural Fruit Ltd. | Welcome developments
Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses last defamation suit against Andy Hall by Natural Fruit Ltd. | Welcome developments
Malaysia: Plaintiff withdraws SLAPP against human rights lawyer Charles Hector | Welcome Developments
Malaysia: Plaintiff withdraws SLAPP against human rights lawyer Charles Hector | Welcome Developments
USA: LRWC welcomes revocation of sanctions against International Criminal Court | Update
USA: LRWC welcomes revocation of sanctions against International Criminal Court | Update
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Iran: Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi released on bail | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomes news that human rights lawyer Mr. Amirsalar Davoudi was on 13 June 2021 granted pre-trial release from Rajaie Shahr prison in Alborz province, Iran, on bail of 20 billion IRR (approximately US $475,000). Amirsalar Davoudi is a human rights lawyer and a … [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...]

Canada’s Senate must immediately pass Bill C-15: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) calls on Canada's Senate for immediate passage of Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. LRWC welcomes the House of Commons passage if the Bill on 25 May 2021 on Third Reading. In 2015 Canada's Truth and … [Read more...]

Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses last defamation suit against Andy Hall by Natural Fruit Ltd. | Welcome developments

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 human rights lawyer Charles Hector | Welcome Developments

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: LRWC welcomes revocation of sanctions against International Criminal Court | Update

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: Attacks against jurists denounced by Philippines Supreme Court and Senate | Welcome Developments

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...]