This year… help LRWC to help the defenders

Thanks to our members and donors

LRWC work contributes to saving lives, securing liberty, obtaining UN recommendations, changing opinions, assisting human rights defenders and promoting understanding of human rights and the rule of law. See our 2012 Annual General Report.

Research and Education

The year 2012 saw the launch of new research and education initiatives, such as the popular “First Nations’ Rights: The Gap between Law and Practice” series. LRWC provided research on state duties to provide international human rights education and training. LRWC relies on your donations for research and education. To receive a charitable tax receipt for the 2012 year your donation by CanadaHelps must be made by December 31st or your cheque dated and postmarked no later than 31 December 2012.

Positive Results of LRWC Members’ Advocacy

LRWC advocacy was part of the global effort that secured the release of lawyers in Syria, the Gambia and China, withdrawal of a repressive NGO law in Cambodia, adoption of recommendations by two UN treaty monitoring bodies and consensus on an important UN resolution on Sri Lanka. LRWC strengthened the impact of our initiatives by working in cooperation with over 45 NGOs around the world. An amicus brief filed with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights provided insight on the right to equality and non-discrimination.

Much remains to be done: Join LRWC today.

LRWC’s advocacy work continues to be essential as attacks on human rights and those who defend them increase, and impunity for violators remains the rule. To continue to respond effectively, LRWC relies on your membership fees to enable us to promote improved safety and independence for lawyers and other human rights defenders.

Needed in 2013
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Donated or Pledged: $8,360
  • Gail Davidson $120 ($10 monthly)
  • Catherine Morris $600 ($50 monthly)
  • Dr. Arthur Clark $100
  • Other donations $2,200
  • 9 other monthly donors $5340 ($445 monthly)