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6 februari 2019

Submission to Human Rights Committee

Vietnam

In March 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Viet Nam’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam. Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a joint submission with

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31 januari 2019

Wang Quanzhang sentenced to 4,5 years in prison

China

On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court found prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang guilty of “subversion of state power” and sentenced him to 4 years and 6 months in prison and 5-year deprivation of political

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31 januari 2019

L4L joins call for UN action on China

China

In an open letter sent to heads of government missions to the United Nations in Geneva, Lawyers for Lawyers joined 39 other NGOs to press for a UN resolution to address the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The NGOs

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30 januari 2019

Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2019

Turkije

In honor of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers organized three seminars focusing on the extremely difficult situation of lawyers in Turkey. In this way we expressed our support for ‘endangered’ colleagues in Turkey.

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24 januari 2019

Day of the Endangered Lawyer Turkey: Joint statement

Turkije

Lawyers for Lawyers has joined ten other Bar Associations, Law Societies and Legal Organisations in a joint declaration concerning the breakdown of the rule of law and serious threats against the independence of Judges, Lawyers, and Prosecutors in Turkey. The declaration

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6 januari 2019

Arrest of lawyer Mohamed Ramadan

Egypte

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrest and detention of human rights lawyer Mohamed Ramadan. On 2 January 2019, we called upon the Egyptian authorities to immediately release Mohamed Ramadan and drop all the charges against him. Mohamed Ramadan

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27 december 2018

Trial against Wang Quanzhang

China

The trial against human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang started on 26 December 2018, the day after Christmas day. At the end of the day, the official website of the No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin posted a short announcement

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13 december 2018

Trial against lawyer Can Tombul

Turkije

On 12 December, Lawyers for Lawyers, Fair Trial Watch, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the European Democratic Lawyers and the Human Rights Committee of the Norwegian Bar Association called on the authorities of Turkey to immediately release lawyer Can Tombul.  Can

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10 december 2018

Joint petition letter – Wang Quanzhang

China

In a petition letter addressed to the Chinese authorities on the day of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and at the initiative of the Human Rights Commission of the Geneva Bar Association, 20 lawyer’s associations

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6 december 2018

Joint letter on behalf of lawyer Daniel Prado

Colombia

In a joint letter, 11 organizations, Lawyers for Lawyers amongst them, expressed concerns about the threats against Colombian lawyer Daniel Prado. In November, member of Lawyers for Lawyers’ Latin America focus group met with Daniel Prado in Amsterdam (picture). Mr

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4 december 2018

L4L and FTW observe hearing lawyers Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

Turkije

On 29 November 2018 representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), Fair Trial Watch (FTW) and lawyers from Switzerland and the Netherlands observed the second hearing in the trial against lawyers Sezin Uçar, Őzlem Gümüstas and Gülhan Kaya of Ezilenlerin Hukuk

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4 december 2018

Threats against lawyer Daniel Prado

Colombia

The Law Society of England & Wales, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Bar Council of England & Wales, and the Bar Human Rights Committee have expressed their concerns about serious threats made against the lawyer Daniel Prado

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