Joint UPR submission Myanmar
In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada highlight that Myanmar has not consistently upheld the necessary guarantees for the proper functioning of the legal profession to fulfil the requirements set out in the Basic Principles. Consequently, lawyers encounter difficulties in carrying out their professional duties. This also undermines the proper functioning of the judicial system, including the right to fair trial and effective access to justice.
Reliable information indicates that lawyers in Myanmar have been subjected to improper interference and harassment by members of the law enforcement agencies and investigative bodies and others. They have also been subjected to threats including death threats, surveillance, and physical attacks, on one occasion leading to the death of a lawyer.
Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have made multiple recommendations to the government of Myanmar.
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Statement on the situation of lawyers in Myanmar
Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the current situation in Myanmar, including the situation of lawyers. According to our information, following the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, more than 2,100 people have been arbitrarily arrested, chargedLees verder
Advocacy charter Myanmar
Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Myanmar with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. In July 2020, LawyersLees verder
Joint oral statement Myanmar Human Rights Council
On 13 July 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. This dialogue took place during the 44th SessionLees verder