17 juni 2021

Filipino lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen: “Human rights is a very dangerous field”


Text: Jan van Vegchel and Benthe Priester “Never in history was being a Filipino human rights lawyer as dangerous as it is today”, says Atty. Angelo Karlo Guillen, “AK” for friends. “I come from a family of human rights activists,

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9 augustus 2020

Veronica Koman: defending the West Papuan indigenous people of Indonesia


Today, the 9th of August, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this day, Lawyers for Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to the work of lawyers around the world who represent indigenous

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26 mei 2020

Jamshed Yorov: continues to raise the voice of his imprisoned brother


26 May marks Lawyers Day in Tajikistan. On this day, lawyers in Tajikistan celebrate the establishment of the national Bar Association. In order to draw attention to this important day for the independent Tajik legal community, Lawyers for Lawyers has

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8 mei 2020

Burundian lawyer Dieudonné Bashirahishize had to flee his country: ,,Defending the rule of law is not a crime”

,,History will judge. I will not stop fighting against impunity in my country” Text: Johan van Uffelen One of the lawyers for whom Lawyers for Lawyers has campaigned several times is the Burundian human rights lawyer Dieudonné Bashirahishize (1978), former

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4 maart 2020

Human rights lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz in exile in The Netherlands: ,,Rule of law is non-existent in Iran”


,,I have no political goals. I’m not a criminal. I’m a lawyer” Text: Johan van Uffelen February 26 marked Lawyers Day in Iran. A day that has been established by the Bar Association of independent lawyers. But it is of

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12 december 2019

Şerife Ceren Uysal: working towards change for Turkey

“You can keep one generation in jail. But not the next one” Text: Johan van Uffelen Photo: Peter Beijen Turkish lawyer Şerife Ceren Uysal was invited to the Netherlands by Lawyers for Lawyers for International Human Rights Day on 10

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24 oktober 2019

Michel Togué’s fight against sexual and gender discrimination


“Change will come, even if it will be after me” Text: Johan van Uffelen Photo: Peter Beijen Amsterdam, commonly referred to as the epicentre of sexual freedom. October 11, International Coming Out Day. It is no coincidence that Lawyers for

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14 oktober 2019

Czarina Musni struggles for justice in the Philippines


Brave clients deserve brave lawyers Tekst: Johan van Uffelen The UN Human Rights Council recently adopted a resolution which expresses great concern on the human rights situation in the Philippines. In particular with regard to the reported extrajudicial killings and

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22 augustus 2019

Gulle Gevers

Mick Veldhuijsen ondersteunt L4L met overtuiging: ,,Laat een advocaat maar eens uitleggen waarom hij níet doneert” Tekst: Johan van Uffelen De stichting Lawyers for Lawyers steunt voor haar activiteiten volledig op giften. Dat waarborgt onze onafhankelijkheid. Maar tegelijk zijn we

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22 augustus 2019

Ren voor advocaten in het nauw

Met elke mijl die je loopt, breng je de doelen van Lawyers for Lawyers dichterbij Tekst: Johan van Uffelen Een persoonlijke sportieve uitdaging, maar ook een uiting van loyaliteit met collega-advocaten die in hun beroepsuitoefening worden belemmerd. Ren voor Lawyers

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1 juni 2019

Effective advocacy at the United Nations

Training Lawyers for Lawyers in the Russian Federation Text: Johan van Uffelen The Institute for Law and Public Policy in Russia  invited Lawyers for Lawyers to provide a two-day training to human rights lawyers and civil society activists on effective

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28 februari 2019

Alec Muchadehama will attend presentation fifth award


,,Protected by being in the spotlight of human rights monitoring organizations such as Lawyers for Lawyers’’ text: Johan van Uffelen Eight years after receiving the Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) Award, Zimbabwean lawyer Alec Muchadehama is still steadfast in his work. Also during the

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