27 juli 2022

Charles Hector Fernandez: “Review of environmental legislation is urgently needed”


Malaysian environmental human rights lawyer Charles Hector Fernandez was one of the speakers at the Lawyers for Lawyers seminar on environmental justice and the work of environmental lawyers. Fernandez has been in the news several times in recent years, including

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13 juni 2022

In Uganda, those who give citizens a voice are the enemy

Taking environmental matters to court, of course. But also standing up for the rights of lawyers and the judiciary, so that they can do their work undisturbed by national governments. According to Ugandan environmental lawyer Dickens Kamugisha, this is the

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19 april 2022

From one day to the next, everything is at stake. Lawyer Iurii Grygorenko tells what is happening in Ukraine


“Excuse me, I’m still a little sleepy. Lots of air raid sirens last night.” Iurii Grygorenko, lawyer and member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association’s Committee for Lawyers Rights, shows up at 9 a.m. on 18 March 2022 for an

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7 april 2022

Siti Kasim: “Don’t be afraid to speak up to what you think is true”


Lawyers for Lawyers presents the “Highlighting the Work of Female Lawyers from Asia” interview series. This series will highlight the important work of inspiring female lawyers from Asia. We will address the general challenges these lawyers face as women in

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3 maart 2022

Interview Dennis Kwok: ‘Hong Kong has become a police state’


Everyone should subject their relations with Hong Kong and China to a risk analysis, says Dennis Kwok. The repression in Hong Kong is only a symptom of the new style of China’s politics. Peace of mind is hard to find

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12 januari 2022

United Arab Emirates: ‘not a country for business as usual’

United Arab Emirates

While the United Arab Emirates is making a good impression with EXPO 2020, lawyers and other human rights defenders are languishing in prison in the Gulf state. Of course, it looks neat, the website of World Expo 2020, which is

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15 december 2021

Belarusian lawyer Mikhail Kirilyuk: “We should never stop resisting”


5 December was Lawyers’ Day in Belarus. However, the situation of lawyers in Belarus is extremely concerning. They are subject to harassment, intimidation, and improper interference as they try to perform their professional functions and the very independence of the

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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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