Category Archives: Pro Bono and Non-Profit

De-Listing Imminent for 3000 Canadian Non-Profits!

When the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) came into force in 2011, it required all Federally incorporated non-profit corporations, including charities, to transition into the new regime by October 2014. This date has been pushed back several times, but a … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath Statement for LRWC to UNHRC

On behalf of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Gavin Magrath gave the following statement today to the 33rd sesion of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, during General Debate. You can watch the video here on UNTV: LRWC’s statement is … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath – Statement to UNHRC on Cambodia

On behalf of Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada, Gavin Magrath presented the following statement today to the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … Continue reading

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Government of Canada Drops Khadr Bail Appeal

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced today that the Government of Canada “will discontinue its appeal in the case of The … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath leads LRWC Intervention in Trinity Western University v LSUC

The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision today on 15 motions to intervene as an amicus curiae in the case of Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant v. The Law Society of Upper Canada. Gavin Magrath represented Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … Continue reading

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LRWC Letter re: China – Coordinated Harassment, Incommunicado Detention and Disappearances of Lawyers and Other Human Rights Defenders

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a committee of Canadian lawyers advocating on behalf of lawyers and other human rights defenders whose rights, safety or independence are threatened as a result of their human rights work, wrote yesterday to President Xi … Continue reading

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LRWC Letter to Argentina Re: Death of Alberto Nisman

LRWC is gravely concerned with the actions of the Government of Argentina leading up to and following the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman on Sunday, 18 January 2015. Alberto Nisman died of a single gunshot wound to the head the day before he was scheduled to give evidence to the Argentinean Congress about a federal government cover-up. Continue reading

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LRWC Letter Re: Arrest of Eric Paulsen, Repeal of the Sedition Act, and End to Arbitrary Detention

19 January 2015 Dear Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, and Attorney General of Malaysia; Re: Arrest of Eric Paulsen and Repeal of the Sedition Act and End to Arbitrary Detention I write on behalf of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … Continue reading

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PEN Canada hit with CRA Audit

PEN Canada, a Toronto-based charity that advocates for free expression and the rights of writers, became the subject of a CRA audit into its political activities yesterday. PEN has been critical of the Harper government for muzzling scientists as well as … Continue reading

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Omar Khadr: Canada in Breach of multiple International Human Rights obligations, including Convention against Torture and Convention on the Rights of the Child

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, May 15, 2012 On May 21-22, 2012, the United Nations Committee against Torture will review Canada’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Convention against Torture to prevent, punish and remedy the torture and … Continue reading

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