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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 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers campaigned for at least 165 lawyers in 27 countries.
165
Lawyers that we campaigned for
27
Countries in which we are active
60
Volunteers that work with us

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27 November 2020

Joint statement concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 42 other organizations, raised concerns about the lack of effective investigation into the killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi in a joint statement. We call on the Turkish authorities to ensure that, amongst other things, the case

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27 November 2020

Joint statement: Stop judicial harassment of Civil Society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey

Turkey

Together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the International Federation for Human Rights, Netherlands Helsinki Committee and World Organisation Against Torture, Lawyers for Lawyers called on the Turkish authorities to stop judicial harassment of civil society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey. The

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24 November 2020

UPR mid-term report

Azerbaijan

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Azerbaijan in 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent Azerbaijan has implemented the

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20 November 2020

Two years since the arrest of Amirsalar Davoudi

Iran

Precisely two years ago, on 20 November 2018, Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi was arrested while he was in his office in Tehran. Until this day, Amirsalar Davoudi remains detained in the notorious Evin prison. Davoudi has been sentenced

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