Saudi Arabia: HRC43: Jointly Reiterate Calls on Saudi Arabia to Release Human Rights Defenders and Address Key Benchmarks for Human Rights Reform | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi journalist International human rights organizations call on 40 states to again collectively oppose widespread serious human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia by:  joining other states to ensure sustained scrutiny by Council at its 43rd Session; … [Read more...]

United Nations: Support Consensus Renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (FRE) 43 NGOs call on all UN member states to support extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by: participating in negotiations on and co-sponsoring the resolution to extend the mandate; opposing attempts to dilute the mandate or … [Read more...]

Colombia: Recent Threats Against and Protective Measures for Human Rights Lawyer Adil Meléndez Márquez | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Adil Meléndez Márquez, human rights lawyer Photo credit: Colombia Caravana Pablo Elías González Monguí Director, Unidad Nacional de Protección Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 Puente Aranda Bogotá D.C. 111611 Colombia 3 February 2020 Re: Recent threats … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekci and Busra Cinkara | Letter

Full PDF Version Esra Uymaz Saral, Ozge Elif Hendekc, Büşra Cinkara (right) January 21, 2020 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: Re: International law obligations to … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Unconditionally Free Waleed Abu al-Khair Immediately | Letter

Full PDF January 14, 2020 His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Fax (via Ministry of the Interior): +966 11 403 3125 Email: His Excellency Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince of Saudi … [Read more...]

Canada: Suspend All Transfer and Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia | Letter

Full PDF Thursday, January 09, 2020 The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6 Email: The Honourable Mary Ng, MP Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and … [Read more...]

China: Immediately Release Arbitrarily Detained and Disappeared Lawyers and Activists | Letter

Full PDF Ding Jiaxi, 52, disbarred lawyer, former prisoner of conscience, and Beijing resident Source: Lawyers for Lawyers Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 People’s Republic of … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Repeal Blasphemy Laws, Consent to Reversal of Conviction on Appeal and Release Junaid Hafeez | Letter

Full PDF Junaid Hafeez, Fulbright scholar and university lecturer January 7, 2020 Mr. Arif Alvi President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Email:, Mr. Imran … [Read more...]

Canada: Exempt Mohamed Harkat from Deportation | Letter

Full PDF   December 10, 2019 The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P. Minister of Public Safety 269 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Canada K1A 0P8 Dear Minister Blair, Today is December 10, International Human Rights Day. Ironically, it also marks the 17th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat … [Read more...]

Mexico: Murder of Five Lawyers in Ciudad Juárez | Letter

Full PDF Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, lawyer LRWC sent a letter in November to the Mexico Minister of the Interior and the Governor of Chihuahua State regarding the reported murder of five lawyers in Ciudad Juarez namely: Marco Gloria Ruvalcaba, killed on 3 October 2019; Mario Azael Zamora Garnica, … [Read more...]