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The right to practice law, freely and without fear of persecution. For every lawyer, in every corner of the world. As an independent and non-political network, Lawyers for Lawyers stands up for our peers when the right to practice their profession is under threat. Because their rights are also our rights. Together we defend the rule of law.

In 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers campaigned for at least 196 lawyers in 40 countries.
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8 December 2022

Possible forced deportation of French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hammouri

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the possible forced deportation of the French-Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri. Mr. Hammouri has been held in pre-trial detention for nine months already, and is currently fighting the revocation of his Jerusalem residency.

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7 December 2022

Kroniek van een aangekondigde dood, maar dan in Turkije


Tahir Elçi, advocaat en deken van de Orde van Advocaten van Diyarbakir in Zuidoost-Turkije, werd op zaterdag 28 november 2015 meteen na een persconferentie op klaarlichte dag door het hoofd geschoten en overleed ter plekke. De vrouw van Tahir Elci

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5 December 2022

Vacancy student-internship

On average 8 hours/wk, from 1 February 2023 Do you want to make a difference for endangered lawyers standing up for the rights of others? Do you want to learn how an NGO works and build a network with lawyers

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5 December 2022

Joint letter: arrest and house arrest of Elchin Sadigov


In a joint letter to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Observatory for Lawyers have expressed their concern about the pre-trial detention and house arrest of lawyer Elchin Sadigov. On 10 September 2022,

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4 December 2022

Day of the Lawyer in Belarus


4 December marks Lawyers’ Day in Belarus, a professional holiday. Nevertheless, Lawyers for Lawyers continues to be concerned about the situation of Lawyers in Belarus. The Belarusian lawyers are subject to harassment, intimidation as well as improper interference while they

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30 November 2022

Muhammad Jamil “the denial and concealment of public information must be ended now”


As a lawyer working for the Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM), Muhammad Jamil seeks to protect the communities that are affected by the mining business by using advocacy and litigation tools to hold corporations that damage the environment accountable. This work

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29 November 2022

Joint statement calling for the release of Li Yuhan


On the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, Lawyers for Lawyers joined by a large group of organisations is calling for the release of Chinese human rights lawyer Li Yuhan. The full statement can be found here. The 29 Principles,

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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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