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27 november 2020

Joint statement concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 42 other organizations, raised concerns about the lack of effective investigation into the killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi in a joint statement. We call on the Turkish authorities to ensure that, amongst other things, the case

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27 november 2020

Joint statement: Stop judicial harassment of Civil Society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey

Turkey

Together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the International Federation for Human Rights, Netherlands Helsinki Committee and World Organisation Against Torture, Lawyers for Lawyers called on the Turkish authorities to stop judicial harassment of civil society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey. The

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24 november 2020

UPR mid-term report

Azerbaijan

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Azerbaijan in 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent Azerbaijan has implemented the

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20 november 2020

Two years since the arrest of Amirsalar Davoudi

Iran

Precisely two years ago, on 20 November 2018, Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi was arrested while he was in his office in Tehran. Until this day, Amirsalar Davoudi remains detained in the notorious Evin prison. Davoudi has been sentenced

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20 november 2020

Levent Pişkin acquitted

Turkey

Levent Pişkin, a prominent human rights lawyer and defender from Turkey, has been acquitted of all charges at the final hearing in his court case held on 18 November 2020. The judicial harassment of Mr. Pişkin started three years ago.

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19 november 2020

Order to disbar Lilia Hemedzhy

In August 2020, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don issued a court order to a Bar Association to disbar lawyer Lilia Hemedzhy. According to the court, Hemedzhy violated the rules of etiquette and the rules of procedure. Hemedzhy is

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18 november 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

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17 november 2020

Event on the legal challenges for members and advocates of the LGBT+ community

On Thursday 26 November from 4pm to 5pm CET, Lawyers for Lawyers and NautaDutilh will be hosting a webinar on the (legal) challenges that members and advocates of the LGBT+ community still face today, with a specific focus on the

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16 november 2020

Treatment of lawyer Roman Giertych undermines independence of legal profession

Poland

On 15 October 2020, Polish lawyer Roman Giertych was detained by the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) on accusations of money laundering. His house and office were searched and prosecutors imposed preventive measures, including suspension of his right to practice law.

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11 november 2020

Joint statement on the ÇHD 1 trial

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with thirteen other signatories, issued a joint statement on the ÇHD 1 trial, in which a hearing will take place today. On 11 November 2020, the ÇHD I criminal case, which started in 2013, will continue

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11 november 2020

Online speakertour with lawyer Czarina

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers is starting an online Speaker Tour with Czarina, a human rights lawyer from the Philippines. As part of the Speaker Tour, Czarina will talk to lawyers from the law firm, lawyers who are connected to the Young

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11 november 2020

Birthday message for Yu Wensheng

China

Dear Mr. Yu, dear Wensheng, Congratulations on your 53rd birthday. We are thinking about you and the appalling situation you find yourself in during your birthday this year. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that this is not the first birthday

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