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5 mei 2021

Statement on the judicial harassment of Ivan Pavlov

Russian Federation

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) condemn the judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov. On 30 April 2021, Federal Security Service (FSB) officers of the Russian Federation raided the hotel room of human rights lawyer

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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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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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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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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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15 maart 2021

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on Egypt

Egypt

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with Lawyers for Lawyers and a large number of NGOs from around the world, delivered an oral statement during the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. In the

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10 maart 2021

Joint oral statement during ID with the SR on the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (the IBAHRI), the International Commission of Jurists (the ICJ), Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, The Law Society of England and Wales, and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with

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10 maart 2021

Joint statement on the repression of lawyers in Belarus

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers has signed a joint statement, alongside 42 other signatories, expressing concern about the ongoing persecution and intimidation of lawyers in Belarus. The statement is an initiative from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. The statement reads as

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8 maart 2021

Joint oral statement during ID with SR on protection human rights while countering terrorism

Turkey

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, on the overbroad anti-terrorism laws used to

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1 maart 2021

Joint oral statement during id High Commissioner report on Belarus

Belarus

On 25 February, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales (Law Society) delivered an oral statement during the enhanced interactive dialogue on the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation

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28 februari 2021

Joint statement on the continuous house arrest of Jiang Tianyong

China

Two years ago, on the 28th of February 2019, Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong was officially released from prison after serving a two-year prison sentence for ‘inciting subversion of state power’. However, since his release, Mr Jiang has been kept under

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24 februari 2021

Joint statement to the Human Rights Council

Turkey

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a joint written statement to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council on the continued deterioration of the rule of law and persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders. The

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