Venezuela, Wilkinson (November, 2008)

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses its deep concern over the apprehension and deportation of lawyer Daniel Wilkinson, an American national and deputy director for the Americas. The deportation came in the wake of a report released by Human Rights Watch, entitled A Decade under Chavez, Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela, authored by two human rights staff members José Miguel Vivanco, and Daniel Wilkinson. The Law Society expresses our deep concern about the deportation as being "evidence of the Venezuelan authorities' lack of tolerance for all forms of dissenting voices".

Letters of intervention