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8 juni 2021

Vacature student-stage

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 september 2021 Wil jij het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een NGO werkt en een netwerk opbouwen met advocaten van kleine en grote kantoren?

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5 juni 2021

World Environment Day 2021

Today, the 5th of June, is World Environment Day. Worldwide this day engages governments, businesses and citizens to focus on pressing environmental issues. Lawyers for Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to the work of environmental lawyers

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4 juni 2021

Lawyers from Algeria, Belarus and Myanmar shortlisted for the 2021 Award

Lawyers from Myanmar and Belarus, and a lawyers’ collective from Algeria are shortlisted as finalists for the 2021 Lawyers for Lawyers Award. The 2021 Award will be presented to the laureate during a seminar hosted by Lawyers for Lawyers and

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4 juni 2021

No hearing in trial Li Yuhan

China

On June 4th, 1989, the People’s Liberation Army forcefully ended student protests in Tiananmen square in Beijing, China. Although the number of dead and wounded has never been officially established, estimates run into the thousands. The protests had started in

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26 mei 2021

Joint statement on the concerning developments in the case of Ding Jiaxi

China

In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, and ChinaAid express concern about the new developments in the case of human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi. The charges against

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26 mei 2021

Joint statement on the continued enforced disappearance of Chang Weiping

In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, and ChinaAid voice concern about the residential surveillance at a designated location (RSDL), under which Chang Weiping has been detained

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26 mei 2021

Lawyers’ Day in Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Today is “Lawyers’ Day” in Tajikistan, when lawyers celebrate the establishment of the first Bar Association. The situation of lawyers in Tajikistan remains of concern. In connection to this, Lawyers for Lawyers recently highlighted the concerning situation in a joint

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19 mei 2021

Agenda of the 1st International Fair Trial Day and Ebru Timtik Award

We are happy to share the agenda for the first International Fair Trial Day that will take place on 14 June 2021. On this day, the new annual Ebru Timtik Award will also be introduced. In recognition of Ebru Timtik’s sacrifice,

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18 mei 2021

International online conference: “Who will Defend the Defenders in Turkey?”

Turkey

20 May 2021, 14:00-15:30 (CET) Human rights belong to everyone. But those who work to ensure that we can claim our rights are increasingly harassed, threatened, or jailed. In Turkey, the climate is particularly worrying. While the human rights record

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14 mei 2021

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee – Turkey

Turkey

In 2021, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Turkey’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers has taken the opportunity to

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10 mei 2021

Concerns about Sexual Offenses Bill in Uganda

On 3 May 2021, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Sexual Offences Bill 2019. Members of the Ugandan human rights community have shared their distress that the bill further criminalizes sex work and same-sex relationships. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned

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6 mei 2021

Disbarment of Shahla Humbatova and Irada Javadova overturned

Azerbaijan

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the decision of the Presidium of the Azerbaijani Bar Association (ABA) to withdraw the claims against Shahla Humbatova and Irada Javadova. Shahla Humbatova On 5 March 2021, Ms. Humbatova was disbarred by the Baku Administrative Court

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