Concerns over safety of legal professionals in Afghanistan
Lawyers for Lawyers is gravely concerned about the demise of the rule of law in Afghanistan and the situation of lawyers and all those working in the Afghan justice system, as the Taliban takes control of the Afghan government and society.
It has been reported that the situation of about the approximately 270 women judges and 170 women lawyers, is of special concern, since they are especially likely to be at risk.
Lawyers for Lawyers’ President Irma van den Berg said: “The current situation of lawyers and other legal professionals, especially women, is of the utmost concern to our organization. They should receive all the support possible”.
We call on the Dutch government and the international community to ensure the safety of all those who are reported to be at grave risk as a result of their work to uphold human rights and the rule of law, including lawyers.
Report: Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Lawyers and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have launched the joint report “Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe”. The report reflects on the worrisome trend of increased systematic arrests of a number of Zimbabwean lawyers, andLees verder
An entire profession on trial
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Uganda drops money laundering charges against Nicholas Opiyo
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Study Association NSO Eques raises €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers.
NSO Eques has raised €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers through a sponsored sports event. On 27 August 2021, study association NSO Eques from Nijmegen organized a sports event to raise money for Lawyers for Lawyers. The twenty business law studentsLees verder