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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

Turkey

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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2 juli 2021

Release the four lawyers convicted at the “UAE 94” trial

United Arab Emirates

On the eight anniversary of the mass “UAE 94” trial that imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) express concern

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29 juni 2021

Joint oral statement during id with the SR/IJL

On 28 June, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, and the Law Council of Australia delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with Special

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29 juni 2021

Joint oral statement during id with the SR/IJL on Philippines, Turkey and Iran

On 28 June, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Bar Association’s Institute for Human Rights (IBAHRI), the Association of American Jurists (AAJ), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL),

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14 juni 2021

Statement on the sentencing of three Burundian lawyers

Burundi

In February 2021, Burundian lawyers Dieudonné Bashirahishize, Armel Niyongere, Vital Nshimirimana were informed that they were sentenced in absentia to lifelong imprisonment. In January 2017, the three Burundian lawyers had already been disbarred from the Burundi Bar Association by request

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1 juni 2021

Egypt: President Should Act to Unshackle Freedoms

Egypt

In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside 63 organizations from around the world call on the Egyptian authorities, including President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to take immediate action to end the Egyptian authorities’ wholesale crackdown on independent organizations and peaceful

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