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14 juni 2021

Blog post: Justice: Qalb Al Adala and the reality of life as a lawyer in the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Justice: Qalb Al Adala is a relatively new Netflix TV show featuring an Abu Dhabi female lawyer; Farah. Justice is the first Emirates series that is worldwide available on Netflix. According to the makers of the TV show, Justice: Qalb

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12 mei 2020

Illegal intelligence activities against lawyers in Colombia

Colombia

It has been reported that human rights lawyers and other human rights defenders were targeted by illegal intelligence operations that were conducted by parts of the Colombian National Army. Multiple human rights organizations including the FIDH have expressed their concerns.

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13 oktober 2018

Blog: Pre-session China

Namens de focusgroep China van Lawyers for Lawyers en Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada waren Su Chun Lin (Florent) en Melissa Slaghekke (Cleerdin & Hamer Advocaten) aanwezig bij de pre-session van UPR-Info voor de Universal Periodic Review van China bij de

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24 september 2018

Caravana Blog #10

Colombia

Day 12 (Final blog): Blood, sweat and tears I could have come up with a more original title for my last blog. I know. However, after reading what I have to say I hope you understand why I still chose

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19 september 2018

Caravana Blog #9

Colombia

Day 10 and Day 11 (Sunday 9, and Monday 10 September 2018):  The Caravana was officially closed yesterday with an informal dinner with the 10 remaining Caravanistas. Afterwards, Gemma, Wout and me couldn’t resist honouring our cooperation with a few

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18 september 2018

Caravana Blog #8

Colombia

Day 9 (Saturday 8 September 2018): Tomorrow Queremos que anochecezca, pero que no amanezca. We want the night to fall, but not that the sun rises again tomorrow.   After celebrating life in style yesterday, today was supposed to be

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16 september 2018

Caravana Blog #7

Colombia

Day 8 (Friday 7 September 2018): Celebrating life After reading my blog posts of the last couple of days, I realise that my stories haven’t been very cheerful lately. Of course it’s part of the mission to be confronted with

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13 september 2018

Caravana Blog #6

Colombia

Day 7 (Thursday 6 September 2018):  Recovery Hay que recuperarme. I need to recover. In my last blog I forgot to mention that our fact-finding mission in Cartagena was concluded yesterday with a short presentation at the University of Cartagena,

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8 september 2018

Caravana Blog #5

Colombia

Day 6 (Wednesday 5 September 2018): Carousel of emotions This is not a Caravana. It’s a carousel. Not to criticise the organization’s chosen name, but we are emotionally spinning around, and not moving in a straight, determined direction. Which is

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6 september 2018

Caravana Blog #4

Colombia

Day 5 (Tuesday 4 September 2018) Ya no tenemos miedo. We are no longer afraid. Day two of the victim interviews. Again at Eduardo’s cozy office, which is starting to feel a bit like home. In order to attend as

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5 september 2018

Caravana blog #3

Colombia

Day 3 and day 4: (Sunday 2 and Monday 3 September 2018): Travelling and fact-finding Long but satisfying days. The Caravana is up and running! Due to the large amount of information we have been able to gain from the

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2 september 2018

Caravana Blog #2

Colombia

Day 2: Sightseeing and first Caravana gathering A mild jetlag had us wide awake at around 6 AM this morning, but, with breakfast starting at 7 AM we were able to make good use of the day. For us the

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