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26 juni 2019

Statement on disbarment Sergey Sizintsev

Kazachstan

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the recent disbarment of Sergey Sizintsev, a senior partner at the De Facto law firm in Kazakhstan and former Executive Director of the Republican Bar Association. According to our information, Sergey Sizintsev served as

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25 juni 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

China

On 24 June 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with ISHR, LRWC and IBAHRI delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in China. The statement was delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with Special

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5 juni 2019

WGAD decision on detention Yorov

Tadzjikistan

Washington, D.C. / Amsterdam – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued an opinion finding the detention of Tajik human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov to be a violation of international law. The UN concluded that the charges

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10 april 2019

Letter on behalf of Justus Ijeoma

Nigeria

In a letter to the Nigerian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the maltreatment of lawyer Justus Ijeoma by the police.  Justus Ijeoma is a Nigerian human rights lawyer and the executive director of the International Human Rights and

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9 april 2019

Joint letter on conviction Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

On 30 December 2018, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after being tried in absentia and without access to a legal representative of her own choosing. In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers

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9 april 2019

Concluding observations UN Human Rights Committee on Viet Nam

Vietnam

In March 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Viet Nam’s compliance with its international human rights obligations. Last week, the Committee issued the concluding observations of this review. In the concluding observations the Committee expressed its concern “about allegations

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4 april 2019

UPR submission Kazakhstan

Kazachstan

On 28 March 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan. This review will take place in October/November 2019. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Kazakh authorities do not always uphold the necessary guarantees

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4 april 2019

UPR submission Egypt

Egypte

On 28 March 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Egypt. This review will take place in October/November 2019. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Egyptian authorities do not always uphold the necessary guarantees

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1 april 2019

Pre-session Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratische Republiek Congo (Kinshasa)

In March 2019 Anne-Marie Verwiel en Irma van den Berg attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In October 2018 Lawyers for Lawyers and Défense de la Défense jointly submitted

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31 maart 2019

L4L submits report for UPR Iran

Iran

On 28 March 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This review will take place in October/November 2019. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Iranian authorities do not always

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20 maart 2019

Concerns over arrests lawyers

Egypte

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrests of several lawyers in Egypt. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. According to public reports, members of the Nasr City Police Investigation Department and the National Security

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14 maart 2019

Statement before UN Committee review Viet Nam

Vietnam

On 11 and 12 March 2019, lawyer Otto Volgenant attended the review by the United Nations Human Rights Committee of Viet Nam on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers and he was on the agenda to deliver an oral statement to

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