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10 februari 2020

Submission to Human Rights Committee

Philippines

In March 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the Philippines’ compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission

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22 januari 2020

Waleed Abu Al-Khair on hunger strike

Saudi Arabia

On 9 January 2019, prominent Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair was transferred to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah. Abu-Khair’s health deteriorated radically after he restarted his hunger strike on 11 December 2019, after he was being put

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20 november 2019

Follow-up concluding observations by UN Human Rights Committee

Azerbaijan

On 8 November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee published a report evaluating the follow-up to its concluding observations on Azerbaijan. In October 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Azerbaijan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations under the

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12 november 2019

Advocacy charter Egypt

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Egypt with regard to the  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kazakhstan in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Kazakhstan. During this

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20 september 2019

Oral statement on UPR outcome

Democratic Republic of Congo

On 19 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was adopted. Lawyers

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19 september 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

Philippines

On 18 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statement was delivered during the General Debate Item 4:

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10 september 2019

Joint statement on extrajudicial killings of lawyers

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers together with five other organizations joined Lawyers Rights Watch Canada in a statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council regarding the extrajudicial killings of jurists in the Philippines. In the period between August

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18 juli 2019

Joint UPR submission Turkey

Turkey

In July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with an international coalition of legal organisations submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey. The review will take place in January/February 2020. In the report the coalition highlights that the Turkish authorities

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11 juli 2019

UN HRC Resolution on Philippines

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 11 July on the situation of human rights in the Philippines. The resolution expresses concern on reported human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, and urges the

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2 juli 2019

Statement: Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

On 1 July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the attacks on lawyers in China,

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