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13 januari 2021

Turks sprekende stagiair(e) gezocht (stagevergoeding)

Gemiddeld 16-24 uur/wk, per 15 februari 2021 Wil jij meewerken aan een project met een focus op Turkije en daarmee het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten uit Turkije die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een

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17 december 2020

Hejaaz Hizbullah granted confidential access to counsel

Sri-Lanka

According to information we have received, a Sri Lankan Attorney General has agreed to grant detained human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah confidential access to his lawyers for the first time since his arrest on 14 April 2020. Mr. Hizbullah was

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15 december 2020

Order barring Beatrice Mtetwa from handling a case overturned

Zimbabwe

On 17 August 2020, lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was disqualified from representing her client journalist Hopewell Chin’ono by a Zimbabwean Magistrate. This attracted global concerns. Today, on the 15th of December, there has been a very welcome development in the case. In their application

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10 december 2020

Joint statement Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

On International Human Rights Day, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) and 7 other signatories, called on the UAE authorities to immediately release and human rights lawyer and defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. Eight

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9 december 2020

Seven years since disappearance Razan Zaitouneh

Syria

Today, 9 December 2018, marks seven years since the disappearance of lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. Together with her husband and two colleagues, Razan Zaitouneh disappeared on 9 December 2013 in Douma, after a group of armed men stormed the office of

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7 december 2020

Silver lining for LGBT+ community in Uganda

Last week Lawyers for Lawyers joined forces with its partner NautaDutilh in a webinar on LGBT+ rights in Uganda. Boudewijn Smit and Else Bavinck, both associate at NautaDutilh, had the honor to interview human rights lawyer and LGBT+ rights defender,

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7 december 2020

In Profiel: advocate Else Bavinck

Else Bavinck kwam met Lawyers for Lawyers in aanraking tijdens haar beroepsopleiding tot advocaat bij NautaDutilh. Toenmalig bestuurslid Harald Wiersema enthousiasmeerde haar in Woudschoten tot het worden van vrijwilliger bij Lawyers for Lawyers. Mensenrechten en het waarborgen van eerlijke rechtsspraak

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4 december 2020

Training “The legal and ethical framework for lawyers in the Netherlands”

Kyrgyzstan

On 4 December 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers provided an online training course on “The legal and ethical framework for lawyers in the Netherlands” to a group of lawyers from Kyrgyzstan.  The training offered the Kyrgyz lawyers the opportunity to learn

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3 december 2020

One year since the formal arrest of Qin Yongpei

China

Precisely one year ago, on 3 December 2019, Chinese human rights lawyer Qin Yongpei was formally arrested. Until this day, Qin Yongpei remains detained in prison. On 31 October 2019, Qin Yongpei was detained in an apparent retaliation for criticising

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1 december 2020

Mohamed El-Baqer added to Egypt’s ‘terror list’

Egypt

It has been reported that Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer has been arbitrarily added to Egypt’s ‘terrorist list’ on 19 November 2020 for a period of five years. Mohamed El-Baqer is an Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender. He

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1 december 2020

Vacature student-stage

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 februari 2021 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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27 november 2020

Joint statement concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 42 other organizations, raised concerns about the lack of effective investigation into the killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi in a joint statement. We call on the Turkish authorities to ensure that, amongst other things, the case

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