China: Release and Reversal of Convictions for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Release and reversal of convictions for pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong Immediate release 27 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) [1] is a committee of lawyers and others who promote international human rights through advocacy, education and … [Read more...]

European Union: Ensure the independence & integrity of the International Criminal Court | Letter

Full PDF Version On 26 April 2019, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) wrote a letter to the European Union (EU) urging immediate steps by the EU and each EU member State to safeguard the independence and integrity of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to ensure access to remedies … [Read more...]

China: Nine Activists Wrongfully Convicted for Peaceful Pro-democracy Advocacy | Letter

Full PDF Version Umbrella Movement leaders outside court on 9 April Photo Credit: Amnesty LRWC objects to the prosecution, conviction and sentencing of nine democracy advocates for peacefully exercising rights to expression and assembly to promote universal suffrage and open elections in Hong … [Read more...]

Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor | Press release

See full PDF press release Stop US threats against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor Immediate Release 16 April 2019 - Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) today denounced a new United States (US) threat against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the latest in a series of … [Read more...]

Canada’s need to Respond to threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF Version 12 April 2019 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 111 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 E-mail: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Dear Minister, Re: Threats & reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its … [Read more...]

Threats and reprisal by USA against the International Criminal Court and its Prosecutor

Full PDF version 9 April 2019 President Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable John R. Bolton, National Security Advisor United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … [Read more...]

Turkey: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren Keskin

Full PDF Version   Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr Dear Mr. Gül; Re: International law obligations to release lawyer Eren Keskin We write on behalf of Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

Canada: Stop the Flow of Weapons to Yemen | Letter

Full PDF Version March 26th, 2019 The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, PC MP, Prime Minister of Canada, 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON., K1M 1M4 Re: Letter to Prime Minister on Saudi Arms Deal Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We, the Canadian Defenders for Human Rights (CD4HR), and our allies and … [Read more...]

Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment – International Law Provisions | Report

Full PDF Version Prisoners: The Right to Medical Treatment International Law Provisions  By Grace Cheung Updated by Temisan Boyo Fanou Prisoners have a right to receive medical treatment. By arresting and detaining a person, a State takes full responsibility at international law for … [Read more...]

Turkey: Release 108 Lawyers from Arbitrary Detention | Letter

Full PDF Version Selçuk Kozağaçlı (left), Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erin Keskin (right) Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: info@adelet.gov.tr President of Turkey Recep Tayyip … [Read more...]