19 juni 2024

Impunity prevails in the case of the killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi: Diyarbakir High Criminal Court acquits defendants


Diyarbakır, Turkey – On 12 June 2024, the Diyarbakır 10th High Cirminal Court acquitted the three defendants of all charges in the case of the unlawful killing of lawyer and former president of the Diyarbakır Bar Association, Tahir Elçi. This

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17 juni 2024

Independent international delegation Concludes fact finding mission on attacks on Philippine lawyers, prosecutors, & judges


Manila, 13 June 2024 – Today a 12-member independent international delegation known as the “Caravana Filipina” concluded its ten-day mission studying the scores of attacks on Philippine lawyers, prosecutors, and judges since 2016. The members of the delegation represent 10

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27 maart 2024

Oral statement to Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan


On 25 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue on the interim oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan. The dialogue took place during the 55th session of

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24 november 2022

Joint statement on behalf of various international bar associations and lawyers’ organisations on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran


The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger, the Union Internationale des Avocats, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, ASF Suisse, and Lawyers for Lawyers call on the Islamic Republic of Iran and its agencies to

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20 november 2022

As the World celebrates the beginning of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this weekend, we call for the release of imprisoned Qatari lawyers

FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar in 2010 regardless of the poor human rights conditions in the country. Besides migrant workers, women, people from the LGBTI+ community and journalists, lawyers are also subject of human rights violations in

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2 november 2022

Statement on the disbarment of lawyers in Crimea

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the disbarment of three Crimean human rights lawyers, Lilia Hemedzhy, Rustem Kyamilev and Nazim Sheikhmambetov, in relation to their alleged violation of the procedure concerning transferring from one bar association to another. Lilia Hemedzhy,

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14 oktober 2022

Joint Statement on the Arrest, Detention, and Ill Treatment of Lawyers in Iran


The Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers call on the Iranian Government to halt the arbitrary arrest, detention, and ill treatment of lawyers and allow protesters access to legal representatives. Nation-wide protests began on 16 September

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1 juli 2022

Joint statement on the trials of Ding Jiaxi & Xu Zhiyong


In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers, Human Rights Now, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, The Rights Practice and The 29 Principles express their concern about the recent trials of human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi and legal scholar and lawyer Dr.

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7 december 2021

Joint statement on the suspension of Lin Qilei’s and revocation of Liang Xiaojun’s legal practice licenses

Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), The 29 Principles, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Human Rights Now, China Change, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Paris Bar Association, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the Council of

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2 december 2021

Russian Federation: Authorities must cease harassment of lawyer Ivan Pavlov

Russian Federation

We, the undersigned organizations, condemn the various forms of harassment against lawyer Ivan Pavlov, which have involved multiple violations of his human rights, as well as hindrance of his professional activities. Recently, authorities of the Russian Federation filed a motion

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25 november 2021

Joint statement on the harassment of Edem Semedliaiev

We, the undersigned organizations, are concerned about the detention, conviction and sentencing of lawyer Edem Semedliaiev from Crimea. On 25 October 2021, Russian police arrested 21 Crimean residents in Simferopol on administrative charges of ‘organizing public assemblies that led to

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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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