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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Kazakhstan

Kazachstan

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kazakhstan in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Kazakhstan. During this

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7 oktober 2019

International statement of solidarity

Nederland

On 4 October 2019, a memorial service was organized for Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum. On this day, a international solidarity statement signed by 34 organizations including Lawyers for Lawyers was published. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was

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30 september 2019

Letter on arrest Mahienour El-Massry

Egypte

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender Mahienour El-Massry in Cairo. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. On 22 September 2019, Mahienour El-Massry was arrested by

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20 september 2019

Oral statement on UPR outcome

Democratische Republiek Congo

On 19 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was adopted. Lawyers

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19 september 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

Filippijnen

On 18 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statement was delivered during the General Debate Item 4:

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17 september 2019

Joint call by international legal community: Protect Filipino lawyers!

Filippijnen

Today, Lawyers for Lawyers together with 151 international and domestic bar associations, other lawyers’ organizations and legal professionals from 49 countries around the world called on the Government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to stop the attacks

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16 september 2019

Letter on behalf of Veronica Koman

Indonesië

In a joint letter to the Indonesian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LWRC) expressed concerns about the recent charges filed against Indonesian lawyer Veronica Koman. She is the lawyer of a group of Papuan students

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10 september 2019

Joint statement on extrajudicial killings of lawyers

Filippijnen

Lawyers for Lawyers together with five other organizations joined Lawyers Rights Watch Canada in a statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council regarding the extrajudicial killings of jurists in the Philippines. In the period between August

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22 augustus 2019

Letter on murder of Atty. Trinidad

Filippijnen

On 23 July 2019, Atty. Anthony Trinidad was killed in an attack by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental. Lawyers for Lawyers has reason to believe that the killing of Atty. Trinidad is connected to his legitimate

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7 augustus 2019

The Philippines: Attacks against lawyers escalating

Filippijnen

*Last updated 16/09/2019 Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned over the increasing attacks against lawyers in the Philippines and the oppressive working environment they face since the start of President Duterte’s administration. Extrajudicial killings and harassment of lawyers Since President

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23 juli 2019

Joint letter on behalf of Badri Bhusal

Nepal

In a joint letter the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concerns about the recent threats against lawyer Badri Bhusal and others involved in the Nirmala Panta case. Mr. Badri Bhusal is a Nepalese lawyer,

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