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10 december 2019

#FreeTheLawyers: stuur een kaart aan een collega in de gevangenis!

  Steeds meer advocaten worden wegens hun werk veroordeeld tot lange gevangenisstraffen. Stuur een groetenkaartje aan een collega in de gevangenis! Op 10 december 2019 heeft Lawyers for Lawyers de #FreeTheLawyers campagne gelanceerd. De campagne bestaat uit een reeks activiteiten,

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10 december 2019

Lawyers for Lawyers has launched the #FreeTheLawyers Campaign

Around the world, lawyers are harassed, threatened or attacked for simply doing their job. It depends on the political reality and the factual circumstances what instruments are used to silence lawyers or prevent them from representing certain clients. Lawyers increasingly

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9 december 2019

Joint open letter to Chinese authorities

China

In a joint open letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and the All China Lawyers Association, Lawyers for Lawyers together with several other organisations expressed concern about the deteriorating situation of human rights lawyers

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6 december 2019

Prison sentence Yorov shortened by six years

Tajikistan

On 26 November 2019 the 28-year prison sentence of jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov was shortened by six years. This was part of a recent mass amnesty in Tajikistan, as reported by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.  Yorov is one

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5 december 2019

L4L observed four court hearings in Istanbul

Turkey

On 26 and 28 November 2019, representatives from Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch attended four court hearings in Istanbul, Turkey. They were accompanied by Peter Hanenberg, president of the Rotterdam Bar Association, Nardy Desloover, who represented the Dutch

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4 december 2019

Vacature student-stage

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 februari 2020 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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4 december 2019

The Victoria case in Myanmar

Myanmar

The cases of the lawyers U Khin Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung from Myanmar were brought to the attention of Lawyers for Lawyers. U Khing Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung  jointly defend a defendant in a

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4 december 2019

We are all Tahir Elçi

Turkey

”We are all Tahir Elçi” was repeatedly enunciated during a commemoration in front of the Bakırköy Courthouse in Istanbul of prominent human rights lawyer and president of the Bar Association of Diyarbakır, Tahir Elçi. Elçi was murdered 4 years ago,

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28 november 2019

College met advocaat Saif ul-Malook uit Pakistan

Pakistan

Vierentwintig januari is de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de bedreigde advocaat’. Dit jaar staat deze dag in het teken van advocaten uit Pakistan. Op uitnodiging van Lawyers for Lawyers, Stichting de Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat en het Amsterdam Center on the Legal

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25 november 2019

Preventive detention Mahienour El-Massry prolonged

Egypt

On 18 November 2019, the the Supreme Public Prosecution again prolonged the preventive detention of Egyptian human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry for an additional fifteen days, for “investigative purposes”. Mahienour El-Massry is a prominent human rights lawyer known for her

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20 november 2019

Follow-up concluding observations by UN Human Rights Committee

Azerbaijan

On 8 November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee published a report evaluating the follow-up to its concluding observations on Azerbaijan. In October 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Azerbaijan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations under the

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13 november 2019

Open letter calling for release of Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

In an open letter to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Lawyers for Lawyers together with other organisations called for the release of prominent lawyer and human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken. The UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin

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