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23 september 2020

Joint letter on the arrest and detention of Maksim Znak and Illia Salei

Belarus

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have expressed concern about the arrest and detention of lawyers Maksim Znak and Illia Salei in the Republic of Belarus. According to our information, Maksim

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21 september 2020

Joint oral statement during id WGAD

On 21 September, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD). L4L and LRWC asked the Council to urge Iran and Turkey

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17 september 2020

Joint letter on arrest 55 lawyers from Ankara

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, the Bar Council

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16 september 2020

Joint letter on the continued detention and precarious health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi

Iran

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have expressed concerns about the continued detention and precarious health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi, both human rights lawyers in

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11 september 2020

Joint statement in connection with the detention of Belarusian lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers has signed a joint statement alongside 63 other signatories, expressing concern about the detention of lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak. In the statement, Lawyers for Lawyers and the signatories urge the Belarusian authorities to immediately release

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7 september 2020

Joint statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the role of lawyers

Together with nearly 40 lawyers’ organizations and bar associations, Lawyers for Lawyers endorsed the statement of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the

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3 september 2020

Joint letter to Rapporteurs on threats to Reinaldo Villalba and his team

Colombia

Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and the Institute for the Rule of Law of

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24 augustus 2020

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee

Iran

In 2021, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Iran’s 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 has taken the opportunity to

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21 augustus 2020

Belarus lawyers prevented from carrying out their professional duties

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the Law Society of England and Wales and the Institute for the Rule of Law of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA-IROL), has written a letter to the authorities in Belarus regarding threats to the independence

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18 augustus 2020

Urgent action letter to UN Special Rapporteurs about Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal

Turkey

Seventeen organizations, Lawyers for Lawyers amongst them, have sent an urgent action letter to five United Nations Special Rapporteurs about the situation of lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal. Human rights lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal have been on

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18 augustus 2020

Presidents of several Turkish bars visit Ebru Timtik and Aytac Ünsal

Turkey

On 18 August,  a group of presidents of Turkish bar associations have visited lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytac Ünsal in the hospitals they are being held. Shortly after, they held a joint press conference. At the conference they have shared

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12 augustus 2020

Joint statement: lawyers on hunger strike near death

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers has signed a joint statement alongside the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), The Law Society of England and Wales and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

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