Hong Kong: Open Letter Regarding Proposed Changes to Hong Kong’s Extradition Law | China

Full PDF Version Photo Source: Hong Kong Free Press 6 June, 2019 Carrie Lam Chief Executive Office of the Chief Executive Tamar Hong Kong ceo@ceo.gov.hk Dear Chief Executive, OPEN LETTER REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO HONG KONG'S EXTRADITION LAW We are writing to … [Read more...]

Canada: Bill C-262 Must be Approved by the Senate Immediately | Letter

Full PDF Version June 6, 2019 Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples The Senate of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 By email to all members of the committee Dear Senators, Bill C-262 must be approved by the Senate immediately Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

Morocco: International Obligations to Guarantee the Rights of Nazha Al Khalidi | Letter

Full PDF Version Nazha Al Khalidi, journalist and human rights defender 6 June 2019 Hon. Mohamed Aujjar Minister of Justice Moroccan Ministry of Justice Mamounieh Square, PO Box 1015 Rabat, Morocco Fax: +212 (0) 537 705 914 Email: entraidejcivil@justice.gov.ma, … [Read more...]

Cameroon’s Unfolding Catastrophe | Report

Full Report (PDF) On June 3, 2019, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa released their long awaited  joint report, “The Unfolding Crisis in Cameroon” . The report highlights the ongoing crisis between the minority Anglophone … [Read more...]

Canada: LRWC Objects to Strahl’s Statement Referring to Khadr as a “Convicted Terrorist” | Letter

Full PDF Version Omar Khadr 22 May 2019 Mr. Mark Strahl Member of Parliament House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: mark.strahl@parl.gc.ca Dear Mr. Strahl; Re: Your statement, “The PM has no problem apologizing to Omar Khadr a convicted terrorist…” to the House of … [Read more...]

Canada: Urging Immediate Committee Deliberation on Bill C-262 Towards Urgent Passage by the Senate | Letter

Full PDF Version 21 May 2019 Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples The Senate of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 By email to all members of the committee Dear Senators, Urging immediate committee deliberation on Bill C-262 towards urgent passage by the … [Read more...]

Turkey: Vacate Charges Against Dr. Fincancı and All Other Signatories to the Academics for Peace Declaration | Letter

Full PDF Version Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, human rights defender Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and Scholars at Risk (SAR) object to the prosecution, conviction and detention of Dr. Fincanci and others for endorsing a declaration released in January 2016 (Peace Declaration) critical of … [Read more...]

LRWC Biennial Report 2017 – 2018 | Report

Full Report (PDF) LRWC BIENNIAL REPORT 2017 - 2018 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 “Promoting human rights by protecting those who defend them.” IN THIS REPORT Executive Director’s Message Positive Outcomes United Nations Participation Human Rights Council 3 … [Read more...]

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...]