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14 april 2021

Concerns about disbarment Liudmila Kazak

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrest, detention, and disbarment of Liudmila Kazak, a prominent human rights lawyer who has led the defense of political prisoners, human rights defenders, and journalists throughout her 22 years of practice, including opposition

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9 april 2021

Letter on the continued detention and the precarious health of Hoda Abdelmoneim

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued detention and the precarious health of 63-year-old human rights lawyer Mrs. Hoda Abdelmoneim. Mrs Abdelmoneim has been arbitrarily detained for over two years. Prior to

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9 april 2021

Letter on the arrest and continued detention of Haitham Mohamadein

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the arrest and continued detention of Egyptian human rights lawyer and labor rights defender Haitham Mohamadein. Through his affiliation with the El Nadim Centre for the Rehabilitation

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5 april 2021

Statement on the situation of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

On this day, 5 April 2021 – celebrated as ‘Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the on-going crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. In spite of a Human Rights Action Plan, that was

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29 maart 2021

UPR submission Tanzania

Tanzania

On the 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tanzania. This review of Tanzania will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlights that Tanzania is currently

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29 maart 2021

Joint UPR submission Hungary

Hungary

On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Bar Association submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Hungary. The UPR of Hungary will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers

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29 maart 2021

Joint UPR submission Tajikistan

Tajikistan

On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Bar Association submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tajikistan. The UPR of Hungary will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers

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29 maart 2021

UPR submission Thailand

Thailand

On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Thailand. This review will take place in June 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Thai authorities do not always

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25 maart 2021

Statement on The Need for a CoE Rec on Combatting SLAPPs

Alongside 102 other signatories, Lawyers for Lawyers calls on the Council of Europe (CoE) to act on the growing threat of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs). The statement reads as follows: The undersigned groups, representing a range of different

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18 maart 2021

Joint letter on the revocation of license to practice law of five lawyers

Belarus

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales express concern about the revocation of the licenses to practise law of five Belarus lawyers who have been providing legal services to, among others, detained protestors

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17 maart 2021

Statement on the situation of lawyers in Myanmar

Myanmar

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the current situation in Myanmar, including the situation of lawyers. According to our information, following the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, more than 2,100[1] people have been arbitrarily arrested, charged

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17 maart 2021

Joint letter on the imprisonment of Hoda Amid

Iran

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) express concern about the imprisonment of the Iranian lawyer and women’s rights defender Hoda Amid. Hoda Amid has played a prominent role in educating Iranian women about

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