15 juli 2024

Joint oral statement on China to the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council


Lawyers for Lawyers and several other organisations cosigned an oral statement on the adoption of China’s 4th UPR report at the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The statement was delivered during the Interactive Dialogue on the adoption

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5 juli 2024

Turkey: International legal community condemns Turkey’s arrest of ÇHD-lawyers Naim Eminoğlu and Doğa İncesu


In a joint statement, the undersigned bar associations, law societies, and lawyers’ rights organizations – representing tens of thousands of lawyers from around the globe – condemn in the strongest possible terms the detention of Progressive Lawyers Association (“ÇHD”) lawyers

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5 juli 2024

Uzbekistan: International human rights organizations call on President Mirziyoyev to veto “undesirable” foreigners law


The undersigned international human rights organisations express profound alarm at the recent approval of a new law by Oliy Majilis, the lower chamber of Uzbekistan’s Parliament, concerning the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless individuals. These amendments represent a

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24 juni 2024

Joint letter to Special Rapporteurs on Ugandan Legal Independence


L4L and IBAHRI have written a joint letter to multiple UN Special Rapporteurs and ACHPR Special Rapporteurs (African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights) to express concern regarding the Ugandan legal independence and to request an urgent appeal to the

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14 juni 2024

Joint Statement over upcoming hearing in the case of M’hamed Hali’s arbitrary legal licence denial


Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, Front Line Defenders, the International Service for Human Rights and NOVACT express their concerns over the situation of Sahrawi human rights defender M`hamed Hali, who has been arbitrarily deprived of

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13 juni 2024

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee – 4th period review of India


During its 141st session, from 1 July to 23 July 2024, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (‘the Committee’) will examine India’s implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR or Covenant), in light

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11 juni 2024

Joint-Statement in support of UN experts’ call on government to stop targeting and retaliating against human rights lawyers


In a joint-statement, Lawyers for Lawyers and 27 other organizations endorsed the letter by five UN Special Rapporteurs, published on 19 May 2024, addressing the Egyptian government about the targeting of human rights lawyers through counter-terrorism legislation, resulting in their

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29 april 2024

Joint statement on 2,000 days of arbitrary detention for human rights defender and lawyer Hoda AbdelMoneim


Lawyers for Lawyers, the undersigned 18 human rights organizations and the FreeHoda Campaign condemn the prolonged arbitrary detention of lawyer and human rights defender Hoda Abdel-Moneim for more than 2,000 days. Following the completion of her previous sentence, which was

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26 april 2024

A Legal Analysis of Hong Kong’s New Safeguarding National Security Ordinance and What it Means for Lawyers

In cooperation with the Asian Lawyers Network and the 29 Principles, Lawyers for Lawyers has co-signed a joint report titled “A Legal Analysis of Hong Kong’s New Safeguarding National Security Ordinance and What it Means for Lawyers”. On March 19,

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24 april 2024

UN Special Rapporteur condemns China’s targeting of human rights lawyers in letter to the government


The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Margaret Satterthwaite, issued a detailed letter on February 14, 2024, addressing the People’s Republic of China about severe restrictions on human rights lawyers. Recently made public, this letter exposes

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11 april 2024

Joint statement on the escalated harassment and threats faced by lawyers in Algeria


Lawyers for Lawyers, SHOAA for Human Rights and the Law Society of England and Wales have issued a joing statement expressing their grave concern regarding the escalation of prosecutions against lawyers for their work defending people involved in the Hirak

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9 april 2024

IACHR historic ruling on Colombia’s responsibility for harassment and persecution against members of the CAJAR


In a historic ruling, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights declared on the 18th of March 2024 that the Colombian State was responsible for the harassment and persecution against the members of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective Corporation (CAJAR).

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