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...]

Philippines: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on human rights situation | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) To member and observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Re: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on the human rights situation in the Philippines Geneva, 27 August 2020 Your … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Acceleration of extra-judicial killings of jurists in the Philippines | Written Joint Statement to the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement Link to document on UN Human Rights Council site Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and the Asian Legal Resource Centre submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council for its 44th session. The Statement is endorsed by the International Association of People's Lawyers. … [Read more...]

Philippines: Stop the Attacks and Extrajudicial Killings of Lawyers | Oral Statement to the 42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 7, 00:11:20 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 4, General Debate Date:                       17 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers for Lawyers Speaker:                 Catherine Morris Oral Statement to … [Read more...]

In Defence of Justice: End Impunity | Event

Full PDF Version In Defence of Justice: End Impunity Date: May 8, 2019 Time: 6PM - 8PM Location: 515 West Hastings Street, SFU Harbour Centre Speaker: Atty. Edre Olalia, President, National Union of People's Lawyers The "war on drugs" declared by President Duterte has made the … [Read more...]

Philippines: Death of lawyer Benjamin Ramos | Letter

Full PDF Version Benjamin Ramos, human rights lawyer Photo Credit: FIDH Thursday, November 29, 2018 H.E. Rodrigo Duterte President of the Republic, Malacañang Palace, JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Philippines Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968 E-mail: op@president.gov.ph The … [Read more...]

Philippines: Illegal Arrest, Detention, and Torture of Peasant Rights Advocates | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Hukbo Tuesday, October 30, 2018 H.E. Rodrigo Duterte President of the Republic, Malacañang Palace, JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Philippines Fax: (+632) 742-1641 / 929-3968 E-mail: op@president.gov.ph The Honorable Menardo I. … [Read more...]