Human Rights...Reflections: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

Angela Walker – June 2017

In June 2017, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Geneva to attend the 35th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a Canadian NGO that promotes human rights and the rule of law by providing support internationally to human rights defenders in danger. LRWC promotes the implementation and enforcement of international standards designed to protect the independence and security of human rights defenders around the world. In its work, LRWC:

While I hope that LRWC derived tangible benefits from my work, I reflect also on the lessons I have learned from this opportunity, which I hope to translate more directly to my practice as a lawyer in Halifax, NS:

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