We empower lawyers and associations to fulfil their role in upholding human rights.

Empower

Met ons “empower” programma, stimuleren wij advocaten en orden van advocaten om hun rol te vervullen bij het handhaven van mensenrechten en fundamentele vrijheden.

Wij dragen hieraan bij door:

  • Het delen van best practices op het gebied van de kernwaardes die ten grondslag liggen aan een onafhankelijke advocatuur.
  • Het aanbieden van interactieve trainingssessies en informatiebronnen over internationale mensenrechten en internationale- en regionale mensenrechtenmechanismen.
  • Het ontwikkelen van tools zoals de Lawyers for Lawyers database inzake de United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers.
  • Het faciliteren van uitwisselingen tussen internationale netwerken van advocaten, orden van advocaten en andere stakeholders.

Lawyers for Lawyers Award

The Lawyers for Lawyers Award is awarded to a lawyer or group of lawyers who work to promote the rule of law and human rights in an exceptional way and are threatened because of their work. The Lawyers for Lawyers Award is presented bi-annually, most recently in November 2021 to lawyers Liudmila Kazak and Maksim Znak from Belarus.

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Training and twinning

Lawyers for Lawyers can provide interactive training sessions and resource materials on international human rights law and international, including regional, mechanisms for the protection of human rights. We furthermore connect lawyers from the Netherlands with colleague lawyers from abroad, in ‘twinning’ projects.

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Toolkit for Lawyers at Risk

Looking for a helpful resource? The Toolkit for Lawyers at Risk is a unique tool aimed at facilitating the efforts of those seeking to protect lawyers at risk – that is, attacked for performing their professional duties and representing their clients’ interests – as well as to support and assist the targeted legal profession in their struggle. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) developed the Toolkit in cooperation with Lawyers for Lawyers and other human rights organisations.

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