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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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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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16 september 2021

Joint oral statement during ID with Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

On 13 September, Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and the Law Society of England and Wales delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM). The dialogue took

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19 juli 2021

Concerns about access to the legal profession and increasing disbarments of lawyers in Turkey

Türkiye

In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers, AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers, the Institute for the Rule of Law of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA-IROL), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada,

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15 juli 2021

End harassment of Michał Romanowski

Poland

Lawyers for Lawyers, the Amsterdam Bar Association and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) call for an end to the harassment of Polish lawyer Michal Romanowski, in relation to his legitimate professional activities. Michał Romanowski is a Polish attorney and

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9 juli 2021

6-year anniversary of the 709-Crackdown

China

Today, July 9, 2021 marks the sixth anniversary of what has come to known as the ‘709 Crackdown’: the nationwide crackdown on Chinese lawyers and human rights activists on the 9th of July 2015. During the summer of 2015, the

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9 juli 2021

Targeting of Algerian lawyers constitutes new escalation in the unrelenting criminalisation of fundamental freedoms

Algeria

The undersigned organizations are concerned about the attacks against lawyers from the Collective for the Defence of Hirak Detainees, as part of the Algerian authorities’ accelerated crackdown on the peaceful Hirak movement. The organisations are further alarmed by the recent

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9 juli 2021

Joint statement on the sixth anniversary of the ‘709 Crackdown’

China

Today, 9 July 2021, we, the undersigned organizations, take the opportunity to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the crackdown on Chinese lawyers and human rights defenders which occurred in the People’s Republic of China on 9 July 2015. On that

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6 juli 2021

Joint oral statement during id with SR on human rights in Belarus

Belarus

On 5 July, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. The dialogue took place during the 47th session of the

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