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4 december 2022

Day of the Lawyer in Belarus

Belarus

4 December marks Lawyers’ Day in Belarus, a professional holiday. Nevertheless, Lawyers for Lawyers continues to be concerned about the situation of Lawyers in Belarus. The Belarusian lawyers are subject to harassment, intimidation as well as improper interference while they

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22 november 2022

Concluding observations of the UN Human Rights Committee on the eighth periodic report of the Russian Federation

Russian Federation

The UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the compliance of the Russian Federation with its international human rights obligations. On 3 November 2022, the Committee issued the concluding observations of this review, which originally was scheduled in March 2022, i.e. shortly

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3 november 2022

Concerns about the ongoing trial of Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah

Sri-Lanka

The trial of Mr. Hizbullah, a minority rights advocate and legal counsel for many Muslim victims of human rights violations, started on 28 January 2022 at the Puttalam High Court and has been postponed four times since February 2022 due

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2 november 2022

Concerns about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer Makarios Lahzy

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer Makarios Lahzy. According to the information received, Makarios Lahzy was arrested on Sunday 30 October when he tried to represent his client. His whereabouts remained unknown until Monday 31

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1 november 2022

Joint statement on the arbitrary prosecution of Tunisian lawyers Hayet Eljazer and Ayoub Ghedamsi

Tunisia

Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, The Law Society of England and Wales and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute are concerned about the arbitrary prosecution of Hayet Eljazer and Ayoub Ghedamsi. Mrs Eljazer and Mr. Ghedamsi have

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31 oktober 2022

Statement on the arrest of the lawyers Manuchehr Kholiknazarov and Faromuz Irgashov

Tajikistan

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the situation of the lawyers Manuchehr Kholiknazarov and Faromuz Irgashov from Tajikistan. Kholiknazarov heads the Pamir Lawyers Association which is a member organisation of both the Civil Society Coalition against Torture and Impunity in

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11 oktober 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The statement was delivered during

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6 oktober 2022

Joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the Philippines

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Karaptan and the Law Society of England and Wales delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statement

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5 oktober 2022

Statement on the arrest of Haitian lawyer Robinson Pierre-Louis

Haiti

French version below English: Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the judicial harassment of Haitian lawyer Robinson Pierre-Louis. Mr Pierre-Louis is prosecuted for intervening in his capacity as a lawyer in an arms trafficking case. On 1 July 2022, a

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5 oktober 2022

Joint Oral Statement at the OSCE Warsaw Human Dimension Conference on Belarus

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), European Lawyers (CCBE) and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers in  Belarus. The statement was

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3 oktober 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on the Russian Federation

Russian Federation

On 26 September 2022, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers and human rights defenders

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3 oktober 2022

Submission to the Human Rights Committee-The Philippines

Philippines

In its upcoming 136th session, the Human Rights Committee will review the fifth state report submitted by the Philippines and will adopt concluding observations that will assist the Philippines in the implementation of the ICCPR. Lawyers for Lawyers welcomed the

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