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Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and ICJ, NGOs in special consultative status

Madame President, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the International Commission of Jurists welcome the Special Rapporteur’s report.[1] We agree that long-term “regression of… democratic space and civil and political rights and freedoms, interlinked with… monopolization of power” is the key issue.[2] Over decades, the same ruling authorities have steadily consolidated their political and economic influence. […]

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