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...]

Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary detention, torture of women’s rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul

Full PDF (ENG) 17 December 2020 His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Email: info@moi.gov.sa His Excellency Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Email: info@moi.gov.sa His Royal Highness … [Read more...]

NGO Access to and at the United Nations in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic | Joint Statement

FULL PDF (ENG) More than a hundred NGOs related to the United Nations, including Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, have joined CoNGO—the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations—in a statement reaffirming the importance of NGO access to and at … [Read more...]

China: Incommunicado detention of human rights lawyer Chang Weiping | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Joint Statement on Chinese authorities placing Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping under ‘residential surveillance 9 November 2020 Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping, whose certificate to practice law was suspended in January 2020, was detained by Baoji City Public … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies during COVID-19: UN should support online reviews in 2021 | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) The work of the UN Treaty Bodies is severely impacted by the COVID-19 effects that prevent members of the United Nations Treaty Bodies (UNTBs) to meet physically in Geneva. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recommended that all sessions until the end of this year will … [Read more...]

United States: Joint Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council on systemic racism and police violence | Joint statement led by ACLU

Full PDF (ENG) See the joint oral statement LRWC was among 300 NGOs from more than 60 countries that joined a 1 October 2020 oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council led by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The oral statement was a follow up to the Council's June 2020 Resolution 43/1 … [Read more...]

Turkey: Joint oral statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: UPR Adoption

Full PDF (ENG) Full joint oral video statement online Full Interactive Dialogue on Turkey UPR Date: 28/29 September 2020 HRC section: 45th Session (Agenda Item 6) Speaker: Leroy Niekoop Oral Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular Session - Item 6: UPR … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Oral Video Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) See LRWC's oral video statement See the full Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ … [Read more...]

China: Oral Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) See the oral video statement as shown at the UN Human Rights Council (00:52:48) See the full Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons (Part 1) | Part 2 NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the … [Read more...]

China: Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China | Joint letter

Full PDF (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joins more than 300 civil society groups in a joint open letter to the UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN member states to call for an international mechanism to address human rights violations by China. Global … [Read more...]