Russia: Unlawful suppression of dissent in Russia is a root cause of aggression and atrocity crimes in Ukraine | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf joint oral video statement | See the video on UN WebTV at 49:46  Also see the written statement to the UN Human Rights Council submitted by LRWC, IBAHRI, and ISHR, with OVD-Info. The statements call for the creation of a Special Rapporteur to document and address the human rights … [Read more...]

Sudan: Continued repression of human rights defenders and impunity for past violations | Statement to the Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement | See the oral video statement on UN Web TV at 1:28:51 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on the Sudan Date: 15 June 2022 Speaker: Temisan Boyo Oral Statement to the 50th Session … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Civilians including lawyers brought before military tribunals in violation of international law | Joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf joint statement of IBAHRI joined by LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Council of Australia See the video on UN Web TV (at 2:43:45) Oral Statement (Check against delivery) Mr. President, The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Council … [Read more...]

Iran: Systematic and widespread arbitrary detention of lawyers and other human rights defenders| Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf written statement See written statement on UN website  Joint written statement submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, International Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers, The Law Society, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status Iran: Systematic and … [Read more...]

Russia: Suppression of dissent facilitates aggression and atrocity crimes in Ukraine | Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf written joint statement | See the written statement on the UN Human Rights Council website UPDATE: Also see the joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council on 14 June 2022. The statements call for the creation of a Special Rapporteur to document and address the human rights … [Read more...]

LRWC releases its 2021 Annual Report | News

Full Annual Report 2021 (pdf) Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada has released its 2021 Annual Report featuring highlights of 2021 as well as summaries of countries of concern, publications and educational events in 2021. LRWC advocated for lawyers and other human rights defenders in 24 countries of … [Read more...]

Eritrea: Extend the UN Special Rapporteur mandate and enshrine his “benchmarks for progress” | Joint letter to member and observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf letter (EN) 20 May 2022 To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) Eritrea: Extend the UN Special Rapporteur mandate and enshrine his “benchmarks for progress” Excellencies, Ahead of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Sudan: Ensure continued public debates on the human rights situation | Joint letter to member and observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf letter (EN) |  Full .pdf letter (FR) To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) 19 May 2022 Sudan: Ensure continued public debates on the human rights situation … [Read more...]

Qatar: Lawyers receive life sentence |  بيان مشترك: الحكمبالسجن المؤبدعلى محاميينقطريينقطريين | Joint Statement

Full .pdf joint statement (EN)   بيان مشترك: الحكمبالسجن المؤبدعلى محاميينقطريينقطريين 24 May 2022 The undersigned organisations are gravely concerned about the sentencing to life imprisonment of Qatari lawyers Hazza bin Ali Abu Shurayda al-Marri and Rashed bin Ali Abu Shurayda al-Marri by … [Read more...]

Tunisia: Arrest, Detention and Prosecution of Lawyer Abderrazak Kilani | Joint letter

Full .pdf letter On 10 May 2022, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada signed a joint letter to Tunisia's President Kais Saied expressing grave concern about the arrest, detention and prosecution before a military tribunal of Mr. Abderrazak Kilani, a lawyer and former President of The Law Society of … [Read more...]