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10 mei 2022

Letter on the arrest, detention and prosecution of Abderrazak Kilani

Tunisia

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada express grave concern  about the arrest, detention and prosecution before a military tribunal of Abderrazak

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9 mei 2022

Lawyers for Lawyers nominates Can Atalay for the International Hrant Dink Award

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers is proud to support the nomination of Can Atalay for the International Hrant Dink Award. Annually, this award is presented to individuals, organisations and groups that give inspiration and hope to people for holding on to their

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22 april 2022

Lawyers Day in Syria: Khalil Ma’touq and Razan Zaitouneh remain missing

Syria

Today is Lawyers Day in Syria, a day that is celebrated by lawyers from Syria. On this day, we would like to highlight the cases of disappeared lawyers Khalil Ma’touq and Razan Zaitouneh from Syria. Khalil Ma’touq Khalil Ma’touq, director

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15 april 2022

Russian lawyers prevented from carrying out their professional duties

Russian Federation

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about threats to the independence of the legal profession and access to justice in the Russian Federation. Since 24 February 2022 mass protests against the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine have been taking place in

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14 april 2022

Ongoing concerns on the situation in Hong Kong and the independence of the Bar Association

China

Lawyers for Lawyers has previously raised concerns on the position of lawyers in Hong Kong after the National Security Law (NSL) has entered into force on 1 July 2020. The NSL has been in place for almost two years now.

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13 april 2022

Concerns about disciplinary proceedings against lawyers who have signed a public statement against the war in Ukraine

Belarus

In letters to the Belarusian Republican Bar Association, the Minsk City Bar Association, and the Minsk Regional Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers has expressed concern about the initiation of disciplinary proceedings against lawyers who have signed a public statement (Petition)

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12 april 2022

International Fair Trial Day 2022 and call for nominations for the Ebru Timtik Award

Egypt

The right to a fair trial has long been recognised by the international community as a fundamental human right. Without a fair trial, every individual risks becoming the victim of a miscarriage of justice, either as an innocent suspect wrongly

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12 april 2022

Letter on the arrest and detention of Youssef Mansour

Egypt

In a letter Lawyers for Lawyers expresses serious concern over the arbitrary arrest, subsequent disappearance and ongoing detention of Egyptian human rights lawyer Youssef Mansour. According to the information we received, on 24 March 2022, Mr Mansour was arrested at

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11 april 2022

Concerns about the possible initiation of a criminal investigation of three lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the possible initiation of a criminal investigation of the lawyers Sezin Uçar, Seher Eriş and Fırat Epözdemir after their statements in memory of Ebru Timtik during the general assembly of the Istanbul Bar Association

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5 april 2022

Lawyers of Asrın Hukuk Bürosu severely hindered in assisting their clients

Turkey

Lawyers from the law firm Asrın Hukuk Bürosu have been prevented from communicating with their clients for more than one year. This comes on top of other measures that have been taken in the past that severely hinder the lawyers

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31 maart 2022

UPR submission Indonesia

Indonesia

On 31 March 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Indonesia. The next UPR of Indonesia will take place in November 2022. The report highlights concerns regarding Indonesia’s

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17 maart 2022

Joint oral statement during ID OHCHR report on the situation of HR in Belarus

Belarus

On 17 March 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Society of England and Wales, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered an oral statement about the findings of the OHCHR Examination report, during

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