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5 april 2020

Statement on the situation of lawyers in Turkey

On this day, 5 april 2020 – celebrated as Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the on-going crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. Lawyers for Lawyers has asked attention on many occasions for

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3 april 2020

Wang Quanzhang on the verge of being released – but may not regain his freedom

China

The prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is expected to be released from prison on 5 April 2020. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Wang is allowed to travel to Beijing to reunite with his family. In a

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1 april 2020

Letter on continuing judicial harassment of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continuing judicial harassment of multiple prominent human rights lawyers from Turkey.  On 12 March 2020 the houses and offices of Messrs. Özkan Avcı and Zeynep Işık

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25 maart 2020

Joint statement: protect prisoners, including lawyers, from pandemic

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with fifteen other organisations, urged the Turkish Government not to exempt the release of political prisoners, particularly lawyers, journalists, politicians, artists, judges and prosecutors, human rights defenders and and others arbitrarily detained during the purge under emergency measures (2016-2018), in its

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16 maart 2020

Joint statement: suspension of Fatma Karume

Tanzania

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales,  AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers, SADCLA and SALC have issued a joint statement of concern regarding the suspension

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15 maart 2020

Unannounced visits to offices of LBH APIK

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have called on the Indonesian authorities to conduct a professional and independent investigation into the conduct of the people, including the 4 police officers, who made unannounced visits without a search warrant

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12 maart 2020

Oral statement Egypt UPR outcome

Egypt

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, The Law Society of England and Wales (“Law Society”), and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session

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12 maart 2020

Oral statement Kazakhstan UPR outcome

Kazakhstan

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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12 maart 2020

Oral statement Iran UPR outcome

Iran

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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11 maart 2020

Letter on the arrest and attack on lawyer Douglas Coltart

Zimbabwe

In a letter to the Zimbabwean authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the arrest and attack on Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart. Douglas Coltart is a human rights lawyer and a member of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human

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10 februari 2020

Submission to Human Rights Committee

Philippines

In March 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the Philippines’ compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission

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6 februari 2020

Joint letter on threats against Adil Meléndez

Colombia

In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, Lawyers for Lawyers and several other organizations expressed concern about the recent threats made against Colombian human rights lawyer Adil Meléndez. Adil Jose Meléndez Marquez is a prominent Colombian human rights lawyer. He

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