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2 juli 2020

Concerns about draft bill on the reform of Turkish Bar Associations

Turkey

On 30 June 2020, a ruling-party proposed bill which aims to restructure bar associations was submitted to the Parliament in Turkey. Lawyers from Turkey organized and participated in countrywide protests against the proposed bill. The draft bill was presented to

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29 juni 2020

Judgement of the ECtHR in the case of Bagirov v. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

On 25 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), found that the suspension from legal practice and disbarment of laywer Khalid Bagirov from Azerbaijan violated his rights to freedom of expression and to respect for private life, laid

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25 juni 2020

Lawyers for Lawyers nominates Adil Mélendez Marquez for the Václav Havel Human Right Prize 2020

Colombia

Lawyers for Lawyers has nominated Adil Mélendez Marquez for the Václav Havel Human Right Prize 2020. The award will be given to a human rights defender who has made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given

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25 juni 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in India

India

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

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25 juni 2020

Concerns about hunger striking lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal

Turkey

Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal from the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) in Turkey have been on a death fast for more than 4 months. The two lawyers started their hunger strike on 3 February 2020, in protest of the long

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24 juni 2020

Advertisements on the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

On 24 June Lawyers for Lawyers together with 34 bar associations and lawyers’ organizations, published an advertisement in the newspapers BirGün and Yeni Yaşam to draw attention to the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey. The English-language text of the

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22 juni 2020

Lawyers for Lawyers nominates Gustaf Rudolf Kawer for the IBA Award 2020

Indonesia

Lawyers for Lawyers has nominated Gustaf Rudolf Kawer for the International Bar Association Award 2020 for Outstanding Contribution by a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights. The award will be given to a legal practitioner who is deemed to have made

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18 juni 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in Egypt

Egypt

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers has created a COVID-19

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17 juni 2020

Prosecution and detention of protesting lawyers in Russia

Russian Federation

On 31 May 2020, known as the Day of Russian Advocacy in the Russian Federation, lawyers Daniil Berman, Alexander Redkin, Dmitry Zakhvatov and Yekaterina Seleznyova were detained during their peaceful protest against the use of force by police officers on

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16 juni 2020

Lawyers for Lawyers nominates Mahienour El-Massry for the Martin Ennals Award

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers has nominated Mahienour El-Massry for the 2021 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The award honours individuals and organizations who have shown exceptional commitment defending and promoting human rights, despite the risks involved. Mahienour El-Massry is

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15 juni 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

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11 juni 2020

Concerns about the recent arrests of lawyers in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the recent reports of arrests of Zimbabwean lawyers Patrick Tererai, Thabani Mpofu, Lawman Chimiuriwo, Tapiwa Makanza, Choice Damiso, Joshua Chirambwe, and Dumisani Dube. According to our information, on 10 March 2020, Mr. Tererai was

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