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5 juni 2023

Vacature student-stage

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 4 september 2023 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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10 mei 2023

Letter on ongoing trial Hejaaz Hizbullah

Sri-Lanka

On 8 May 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers has sent a letter to the Attorney General of Sri Lanka to express our concern about the ongoing trial of lawyer and human rights defender Hejaaz Hizbullah. Hejaaz Hizbullah is a minority rights

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9 mei 2023

Report: Lawyer-Client Confidentiality in a Digitalized Society

Lawyers for Lawyers has launched the report “Lawyer-Client Confidentiality in a Digitalized Society”. The report reflects on the worrisome trend of infringements of the legal professional privilege and confidentiality (LPPC), particularly in the context of digital communications. The principle of

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5 april 2023

Statement at the occasion of Lawyers Day in Turkey

Türkiye

As we have done several times before, on 5 April – Lawyers Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. The last year again was a year in

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23 maart 2023

Concerns about Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

On 21 March 2023, the Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2023. The Bill is claimed to “protect the traditional family” and introduces severe punishments for “homosexual acts”. It even introduced the death penalty. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned

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16 februari 2023

Chen Wuquan released from prison

China

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Wuquan has been released from prison after five years on February 8, 2023. Chen Wuquan was taken into custody on 9 February 2018, following his “War to Protect

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14 februari 2023

Joint Statement on the harassment of Zimbabwean lawyer Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere

Zimbabwe

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the judicial and physical harassment of Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere. As a lawyer, Mr. Kadzere works on human rights cases and is

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23 januari 2023

Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

24 januari 2021 is de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat’. Dit jaar staat de dag in het teken van advocaten uit Afghanistan die vanwege hun legitieme werkzaamheden in de problemen komen. In het kader van deze dag worden op dinsdag

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22 januari 2023

Chinese New Year: Looking back on another year of repression of China’s legal professionals

China

Today, 22 January, marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Hopefully, the start of the Year of the Rabbit will bring a better tide for China’s human rights lawyers compared to the

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19 januari 2023

Letter to the Lawyers Council of Thailand on the disbarment proceedings against Arnon Nampha

Thailand

Lawyers for Lawyers again expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Arnon Nampha. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the disbarment proceeding against Mr. Arnon Nampha, a lawyer and human rights defender, that is

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16 januari 2023

Tang Jitian released

China

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the Chinese human rights lawyer Tang Jitian was released on 14 January. Tang had been practicing law in Beijing since July 2007. He took on a lot of human rights cases, including those

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22 december 2022

Lawyers supporting protestors in China targeted by authorities

China

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about reports of lawyers being targeted by the Chinese state security police. The lawyers have been providing pro bono legal advice to people arrested during the recent anti-lockdown protests. In the past few weeks, peaceful

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