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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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26 mei 2019

Sergey Sizintsev disbarred

Kazachstan

On 21 May 2019, the Petropavlovsk Court disbarred lawyer Sergey Sizintsev. The ground for his disbarment is the fact that Sizintsev occupied a function in the Republican Bar Association while at the same time continuing his legal work. This is

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25 mei 2019

Vacature stage communicatie

Gemiddeld 16 uur/wk, per 1 september 2019 Wil jij je communicatie skills inzetten om het verschil maken te voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen?  En wil je dat doen in een jong, dynamisch en bevlogen team

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25 mei 2019

Vacature stage ondersteunen focusgroepen

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 september 2019 Wil jij het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een NGO werkt en een netwerk opbouwen met advocaten van kleine en grote kantoren?

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17 april 2019

Training “Effective advocacy at UN Human Rights Mechanisms”

Russische Federatie

The Institute for Law and Public Policy (ILPP) has invited Lawyers for Lawyers to jointly give a training course in Moscow concerning “Effective advocacy at the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms”. The training will take place from 19-20 April 2019.

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7 april 2019

House of Aleksandr Peredruk’s parents searched

Russische Federatie

On 2 April 2019, the apartment of Aleksandr Peredruk’s parents in Murmansk was searched by the police in relation to an investigation of a suicide bomb attack in Arkhangelsk in 2018. It is feared that this investigation might be an

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5 april 2019

Statement on situation of lawyers in Turkey

Turkije

On this day, 5 April 2019 – celebrated as Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – 34 organizations, including Lawyers for Lawyers, take the opportunity to strongly condemn the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. View the full statement here. Following the

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4 april 2019

Özlem, Sezin, Gülhan

In november 2018 reisden Anne Vegter, voormalig Dichter des Vaderlands, en fotografe Biance Sistermans naar Istanbul. Beiden maakten deel uit van een internationale groep proceswaarnemers op uitnodiging van Lawyers for Lawyers. Anne Vegter schreef een gericht ter ondersteuning van drie vervolgde

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