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2 oktober 2019

Mohamed El-Baqer arrested

Egypte

On 29 September 2019, the Egyptian authorities arrested lawyer and human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer in Cairo. The current place of his detention remains unknown. This was reported by Frontline Defenders. Mohamed El-Baqer is an Egyptian lawyer and human rights

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18 september 2019

L4L geschokt door liquidatie advocaat

Lawyers for Lawyers is geschokt door de liquidatie van advocaat Derk Wiersum (44). Onze gedachten gaan uit naar zijn nabestaanden en familie. Derk Wiersum werd op 18 september in Amsterdam in de uitoefening van zijn beroep doodgeschoten. Hij was onder meer de advocaat van

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5 september 2019

New executive director, new president of the board

Lawyers for Lawyers is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sophie de Graaf as executive director of the organization. Irma van den Berg is the new president of the board. As of 1 September, Sophie de Graaf is the new

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2 september 2019

Charges dropped against Sirikan Charoensiri

Thailand

On 27 August 2019, Thai human rights lawyer and laureate of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2017 Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri was informed at the Chanasongkram Police Station that the Attorney General had issued a non-prosecution order in one case against

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30 augustus 2019

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Today, 30 August, marks the UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. In recognition of the challenges that victims of enforced disappearance and their families face Lawyers for Lawyers would like to draw attention to the cases of

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30 augustus 2019

ECHR ruling in Magnitskiy case

Russische Federatie

On 27 August 2019 the European Court of Human Rights ruled against Russia in the case of lawyer Sergey Magnitskiy. The court stated that multiple rights of Magnitskiy were violated and that the poor medical treatment he received led to

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28 augustus 2019

Vacature programma medewerker

Lawyers for Lawyers komt op voor bedreigde advocaten. We helpen advocaten om hun taak als beschermer van de rechtsstaat vrij en onafhankelijk te kunnen uitoefenen en zetten ons in om vervolging van advocaten te voorkomen of te beëindigen. Lawyers for

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16 juli 2019

Harassment of Lawyers Collective

India

On 11 July 2019, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the offices of the Indian human rights organisation Lawyers Collective and the homes of lawyers and founders of the organisation Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. This was reported by Frontline Defenders. Lawyers Collective

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9 juli 2019

4th Anniversary of the ‘709 Crackdown’

China

Today, 9 July 2019, marks 4 years since the start of the “709 Crackdown”. On this day in 2015,  an unprecedented and seemingly well-coordinated detention campaign of a large number of human rights lawyers and defenders in China was initiated.

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25 juni 2019

Abu al-Khair to receive ABA Award

Saudi Arabië

On 21 June 2019, the American Bar Association announced that the 2019 ABA International Human Rights Award will be awarded to Waleed Abu al-Khair, who is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence. The award honours his his extraordinary work to

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12 juni 2019

Vacancy lawyer-volunteer focus group South Asia

On average 2 hours per week Do you want to make a difference for colleagues at risk? For lawyers who stand up for the rights of others? Do you want to build a network with lawyers from small and large

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6 juni 2019

Rommel Durán to receive Ludovic Trarieux Prize

Colombia

On 27 May 2019 it was announced that Rommel Durán will receive the 24th Ludovic Trarieux Prize. He is a Colombian human rights lawyer, who stands up for the rights of displaced farmers. The Jury of the Ludovic Trarieux price

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