The Right to Counsel: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Assistance and Representation | LRWC publication

NEW BOOK The Right to Counsel: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Assistance and Representation | LRWC publication Download free of charge in .pdf format. Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is pleased to announce the publication of a new international human rights law guidebook, … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Extend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan | Joint Letter

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council 5 February 2021 Re: Extend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Excellencies, We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, write to urge your … [Read more...]

Doing the two-step on uneven platforms: Successes and setbacks of human rights advocacy

First published by Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 30 December 2020 Human rights advocates are sometimes asked whether human rights advocacy works. Most human rights defenders answer in the form of anecdotes, because empirical research on effectiveness is scarce in a world where human … [Read more...]

A request for your support for Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada: A letter from the Executive Director

Dear friends and colleagues, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. In a time when we have experienced a global pandemic and widespread political conflict, the protection of international human rights has become increasingly crucial. This year has also been a year of solidarity and political … [Read more...]

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers | Report from LRWC published in Slaw.ca

Canadian pro bono lawyers amplify the calls for justice worldwide: 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers Catherine Morris First published at Slaw.ca, Canada's online legal magazine, on 27 October 2020 For the past two decades, Canadian lawyers have been speaking up … [Read more...]

Colombia: Allegations of illegal surveillance against lawyers and other human rights defenders | Joint letter

Full PDF (ESP) Full PDF (ENG) International organisations are seriously concerned about allegations of illegal surveillance allegedly perpetrated by the Colombian state on at least 130 individuals, including lawyers of the José Alvear Restrepo Collective (Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review by Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada | Joint Submission

Full PDF (ENG) In July 2020, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined Lawyers for Lawyers in submitting a report for the forthcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. The review is scheduled to take place in Geneva in January/February 2021. In the report (.pdf), Lawyers for Lawyers … [Read more...]

Milestone Transition: LRWC appoints Catherine Morris as Executive Director

Milestone transition: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada LRWC appoints Catherine Morris as Executive Director Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada’s (LRWC) founding Executive Director Gail Davidson is taking a 3-month sabbatical before moving to a new role as Research Director of LRWC after twenty … [Read more...]

LRWC Annual Report 2019

LRWC Annual Report 2019 PDF (ENG) NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations LRWC ANNUAL REPORT 2019 January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 “Promoting human rights by protecting those who defend them.” MISSION Lawyers’ Rights … [Read more...]