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7 augustus 2019

The Philippines: Attacks against lawyers escalating

Filippijnen

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 Duterte took office

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18 juli 2019

Joint UPR submission Turkey

Turkije

In July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with an international coalition of legal organisations submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey. The review will take place in January/February 2020. In the report the coalition highlights that the Turkish authorities

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11 juli 2019

UN HRC Resolution on Philippines

Filippijnen

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 11 July on the situation in the Philippines. The resolution expressed concern on reported cases of extrajudicial killings in line with the drug war, and also

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10 juli 2019

Filipino lawyers at risk by state tagging

Filippijnen

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned over the ‘red-tagging’ of lawyers and lawyers’ groups in the Philippines as it puts lawyers’ safety and independence at risk. On 11 July, a court hearing takes place where members of the military must

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2 juli 2019

Statement: Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

On 1 July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the attacks on lawyers in China,

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1 juli 2019

Oral statement to Human Rights Committee

Tadzjikistan

Today Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 126th session of the Human Rights Committee for the review of Tajikistan’s compliance with it’s international human rights obligations. In July 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission for the List

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26 juni 2019

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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