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22 september 2022

Caught in Sri Lankan religious struggle

Sri-Lanka

The Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah was detained for almost two years, without knowing why. Meanwhile, there is an indictment, which seems to be out of the blue. He looks relaxed, Hejaaz Hizbullah. During the video interview, the

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21 september 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on Thailand and China

On 20 September 2022, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement on the widespread pattern of enforced disappearances including of lawyers and human rights defenders in

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20 september 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on Türkiye and China

On 19 September 2022, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement on the systematic pattern of arbitrary detention of lawyers in Türkiye and China. The statement

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19 september 2022

Egyptian lawyer Haitham Mohamadein set to be released from prison

Egypt

Lawyers for lawyers welcomes the news that, on 15 September 2022, Egyptian lawyer Haitham Mohamadein has been set to be released from prison after a pre-trial detention that lasted 16 months. Mr. Mohamadein is a labor lawyer with an affiliation

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2 september 2022

Advocacy charter the Philippines

Philippines

On 1 September 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers was present in Geneva to attend the pre-sessions for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for The Philippines organized by UPR-Info. Lawyers for Lawyers discussed the findings of our UPR submissions with several country

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31 augustus 2022

Seventh Caravana Internacional de Juristas

At the invitation of Colombian lawyers and human rights defenders, the International Caravana of Jurists, an international fact-finding mission, visited Colombia from 21st until the 28th of August. During the mission, an international delegation of lawyers from all over the

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30 augustus 2022

Joint statement on ‘Civil society call to end enforced disappearances in China’

China

On the International Day of the Disappeared, Lawyers for Lawyers co-signed a statement, with a large coalition of organisations, which expresses concerns about enforced disappearances in the People’s Republic of China. Amongst the disappeared are several lawyers from China. Just

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9 augustus 2022

Continued administrative detention and harassment through judicial proceedings of Salah Hammouri

Occupied Palestinian Territory

The undersigned organisations are gravely concerned about the continued administrative detention and the harassment through judicial proceedings of French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender, Salah Hammouri. As a lawyer, Salah Hammouri represents political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. On

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1 augustus 2022

Letter concerning the continued judicial harassment of Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco

Mexico

In a letter, Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concern about the judicial harassment of Mexican lawyers Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco. Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco are working as lawyers of the Comité

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28 juli 2022

Joint statement on the trial and detention of Chang Weiping

China

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), The 29 Principles, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), The Rights Practice and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the (pre-)trial and detention of human rights lawyer

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27 juli 2022

Concerns about violence against lawyers in Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about reports of violence being used against lawyers in Sri Lanka who are supporting protesters. At least one lawyer is reported to have been arrested and two lawyers, including the arrested lawyer, to have been

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26 juli 2022

The Hague Young Bar Association raises €7120 for Lawyers for Lawyers

The The Hague Young Bar Association has raised €7120 for Lawyers for Lawyers through their annual ”Hapweg” auction. On 22 July 2022, the The Hague Young Bar Association organized a barbecue and auction to raise money for Lawyers for Lawyers.

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