Tag Archives: Lawyers Rights Watch Canada

Supreme Court Grants Leave in Trinity Western vs LSUC

The Supreme Court today announced that leave has been granted to appeal the decisions in Trinity Western University et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University et al. The two appeals will be heard … 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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LRWC Oral Statement to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: Human Rights Defenders subjected to arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance

[The following text was prepared by Gavin Magrath for oral submission on behalf of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada to the 27th Session of the United Nations Human Right Council, Geneva, September 2014]  Mr. President, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada commends the … Continue reading

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