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48th Human Rights Council Statements

30 September 2021
 

Statement to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention


On 20 September 2021, Law Council President, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, presented an oral statement before the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention during the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The statement was co-sponsored by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and expressed concern at the practice of states to unlawfully detain lawyers acting for human rights defenders and political opponents.

Read the full statement here.
 

Co-sponsored statement delivered by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

In addition to the statement Dr Jacoba Brasch QC delivered to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Law Council also co-sponsored a statement delivered by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute on 23 September 2021 during the interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ written update on Myanmar. The statement was also co-sponsored by the Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers For Lawyers.

Read the full statement here.

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