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14 januari 2021

Advocacy charter Nepal

Nepal

Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Nepal with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal. In July 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for

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14 januari 2021

Advocacy charter Myanmar

Myanmar

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Myanmar with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. In July 2020, Lawyers

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4 december 2020

Joint statement on Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

Alongside 26 Bar Associations, Law Societies, and organisations supporting the legal profession of over 14 countries, Lawyers for Lawyers stands in solidarity with our Iranian colleague Nasrin Sotoudeh and other lawyers in Iran who are being persecuted by their Government

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27 november 2020

Joint statement: Stop judicial harassment of Civil Society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey

Turkey

Together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the International Federation for Human Rights, Netherlands Helsinki Committee and World Organisation Against Torture, Lawyers for Lawyers called on the Turkish authorities to stop judicial harassment of civil society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey. The

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24 november 2020

UPR mid-term report

Azerbaijan

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Azerbaijan in 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent Azerbaijan has implemented the

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16 november 2020

Treatment of lawyer Roman Giertych undermines independence of legal profession

Poland

On 15 October 2020, Polish lawyer Roman Giertych was detained by the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) on accusations of money laundering. His house and office were searched and prosecutors imposed preventive measures, including suspension of his right to practice law.

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11 november 2020

Joint statement on the ÇHD 1 trial

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with thirteen other signatories, issued a joint statement on the ÇHD 1 trial, in which a hearing will take place today. On 11 November 2020, the ÇHD I criminal case, which started in 2013, will continue

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10 november 2020

Joint statement on the ‘residential surveillance’ of Chang Weiping

China

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with six other signatories, urged the Chinese authorities to immediately release lawyer Chang Weiping and to ensure his personal safety in a joint statement. Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping, whose certificate to practice law was

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4 november 2020

Joint letter on the arrest of Chang Weiping

China

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group expressed concerns about the arrest of Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping. Chang Weiping (Mr. Chang), whose certificate to practice law was suspended in January 2020,

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3 november 2020

Joint letter on revocation licenses of Aliaksandr Pylchanka and Yulia Levanchuk

Belarus

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have expressed concerns about the revocation of the licenses to practise law of the Belarus lawyers Aliaksandr Pylchanka and Yulia Levanchuk on 15 October 2020. Mr.

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22 oktober 2020

Joint letter on the independence of the legal profession in Eswatini

eSwatini

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) express concern about proposed legislation to regulate the operations and functions of the legal profession in Eswatini that would severely undermine the right to an independent

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20 oktober 2020

Letter on the judicial harassment of Levent Pişkin

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the legal proceedings initiated against prominent human rights lawyer and defender Levent Pişkin. The final hearing in his court case will be held on 18 November 2020.

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