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Canada lifts Sanctions vs Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is repealing its sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia under the United Nations Act. Pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions 2283 (Côte d’Ivoire) and 2288 (Liberia), and based on … 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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Canada Amends Iran Sanctions

On 5 February 2016 the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced changes to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (SOR/2010-165). Canada has for many years imposed unilateral measures as … 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 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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UN Human Rights Commission Releases Concluding Report on USA

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued yesterday its Concluding Observations on the United States (CCPR/C/USA/CO/4). The Committee periodically reviews the performance of all States Party to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (the … Continue reading

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