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Lawyers for Lawyers

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 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers campaigned for at least 198 lawyers in 38 countries.
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Lawyers that we supported
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Countries in which we are active
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Volunteers that work with us

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17 June 2024

Fall student internship application 24hrs/week (October-February)

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 from small and large firms? And do you

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14 June 2024

Joint Statement over upcoming hearing in the case of M’hamed Hali’s arbitrary legal licence denial

Morocco

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, Front Line Defenders, the International Service for Human Rights and NOVACT express their concerns over the situation of Sahrawi human rights defender M`hamed Hali, who has been arbitrarily deprived of

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14 June 2024

International Fair Trial Day and the Ebru Timtik Award 2024 laureates

Philippines

On 14 June, the fourth Award Ceremony of the #EbruTimtikAward took place in Manila. Where the award was presented to National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL). On International Fair Trial Day, promoted by more than a hundred lawyers’ organisations around

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13 June 2024

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee – 4th period review of India

India

During its 141st session, from 1 July to 23 July 2024, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (‘the Committee’) will examine India’s implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR or Covenant), in light

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13 June 2024

Trial observation of the trial against the former president of the Diyarbakır Bar Association, Mehmet Emin Aktar

Türkiye

On 23 May, Lawyers for Lawyers attended a hearing at the 5th High Criminal Court of Diyarbakır, Turkey, in the trial against the former president of the Diyarbakır Bar Association, Mehmet Emin Aktar. Lawyers for Lawyers was represented by a

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11 June 2024

Joint-Statement on UN experts’ call on government to stop targeting and retaliating against human rights lawyers

Egypt

In a joint-statement, Lawyers for Lawyers and 27 other organizations endorsed the letter by five UN Special Rapporteurs, published on 19 May 2024, addressing the Egyptian government about the targeting of human rights lawyers through counter-terrorism legislation, resulting in their

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5 June 2024

Joint statement on the lack of justice for the unlawful killing of Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elҁi

Türkiye

The undersigned organizations are gravely concerned about the continuing failure to ensure accountability for the unlawful killing of Tahir Elҁi on 28 November 2015, and the lack of due process surrounding the ongoing criminal prosecutions. Tahir Elçi was a prominent

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4 June 2024

Second hearing in the case of human rights lawyer Suleyman Sahin

Türkiye

On May 21st, the second hearing in the case of human rights lawyer Suleyman Sahin took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Representatives from Lawyers for Lawyers attended to show support and to observe whether the court adhered to international fair trial

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