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22 januari 2020

Joint letter on actions taken against several Chinese human rights lawyers

China

In a joint letter the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concerns about the recent actions that were taken against several Chinese human rights lawyers in December 2019 and January 2020 that could be construed

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22 januari 2020

Waleed Abu Al-Khair on hunger strike

Saudi Arabia

On 9 January 2019, prominent Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair was transferred to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah. Abu-Khair’s health deteriorated radically after he restarted his hunger strike on 11 December 2019, after he was being put

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14 december 2019

Open letter on disciplinary measures against Shahla Humbatova

Azerbaijan

In an open letter to the Presidium of the Azerbaijani Bar Association Lawyers for Lawyers together with several other organizations expressed concern about the disproportionate disciplinary measures against lawyer Shahla Humbatova. She is now facing suspension and pending disbarment. Humbatova

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9 december 2019

Joint open letter to Chinese authorities

China

In a joint open letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and the All China Lawyers Association, Lawyers for Lawyers together with several other organisations expressed concern about the deteriorating situation of human rights lawyers

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20 november 2019

Follow-up concluding observations by UN Human Rights Committee

Azerbaijan

On 8 November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee published a report evaluating the follow-up to its concluding observations on Azerbaijan. In October 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Azerbaijan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations under the

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13 november 2019

Open letter calling for release of Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

In an open letter to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Lawyers for Lawyers together with other organisations called for the release of prominent lawyer and human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken. The UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin

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12 november 2019

Advocacy charter Egypt

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Egypt with regard to the  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report

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6 november 2019

Joint letter on threats against Germán Romero Sánchez

Colombia

In a joint letter to the Colombian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Colombian Caravana, Fundación Abogacía Española, Observatoire International des Avocats and Illustre Colegio de la Abogacia de Bizkaia expressed concerns about the imminent risk to lawyer

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kazakhstan in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Kazakhstan. During this

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7 oktober 2019

International statement of solidarity

the Netherlands

On 4 October 2019, a memorial service was organized for Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum. On this day, a international solidarity statement signed by 34 organizations including Lawyers for Lawyers was published. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was

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30 september 2019

Letter on arrest Mahienour El-Massry

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender Mahienour El-Massry in Cairo. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. On 22 September 2019, Mahienour El-Massry was arrested by

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