25 January 2020

Chinese New Year: situation of lawyers in the Year of the Rat


新年快乐 (happy new year)! Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Unfortunately, the Year of the Rat does not seem to bring prosperity and happiness for many human rights lawyers and

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24 January 2020

Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk

On the occasion of the International Day of Endangered Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) launched a Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk to further advance its protection of lawyers’ mandate. Lawyers for Lawyers contributed to the Toolkit.

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22 January 2020

Waleed Abu Al-Khair on hunger strike

Saudi Arabia

On 9 January 2019, prominent Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair was transferred to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah. Abu-Khair’s health deteriorated radically after he restarted his hunger strike on 11 December 2019, after he was being put

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14 January 2020

Egyptian human rights lawyer Gamel Eid assaulted


On 29 December 2019, the Egyptian human rights lawyer Gamel Eid was physically attacked by armed men who appeared to have been security forces. This was reported by Human Rights Watch. Eid is a prominent human rights lawyer and the executive director of the

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10 January 2020

Concerns about draft law restricting judicial independence


Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the possible adoption of the so-called ‘Gag-act’ in Poland, a draft law that would put judges at risk of disciplinary action for their interpretation and application of the law, including EU and international law.

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19 December 2019

Vacature legal assistant

Vacature legal assistant 16 uur per week, per 1 maart 2020  Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) komt op voor bedreigde advocaten. We helpen advocaten om hun taak als beschermer van de rechtsstaat vrij en onafhankelijk te kunnen uitoefenen en zetten ons

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14 December 2019

Open letter on disciplinary measures against Shahla Humbatova


In an open letter to the Presidium of the Azerbaijani Bar Association Lawyers for Lawyers together with several other organizations expressed concern about the disproportionate disciplinary measures against lawyer Shahla Humbatova. She is now facing suspension and pending disbarment. Humbatova

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12 December 2019

Vacature stage communicatie

Gemiddeld 16 uur/wk, per 1 maart 2020 Wil jij je communicatie skills inzetten om het verschil maken te voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen?  En wil je dat doen in een jong, dynamisch en bevlogen team met

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10 December 2019

Lawyers for Lawyers has launched the #FreeTheLawyers Campaign

Around the world, lawyers are harassed, threatened or attacked for simply doing their job. It depends on the political reality and the factual circumstances what instruments are used to silence lawyers or prevent them from representing certain clients. Lawyers increasingly

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6 December 2019

Prison sentence Yorov shortened by six years


On 26 November 2019 the 28-year prison sentence of jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov was shortened by six years. This was part of a recent mass amnesty in Tajikistan, as reported by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.  Yorov is one

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4 December 2019

Vacature student-stage

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 februari 2020 Wil jij het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een NGO werkt en een netwerk opbouwen met advocaten van kleine en grote kantoren?

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4 December 2019

Victoria case in Myanmar


The cases of the lawyers U Khin Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung from Myanmar were brought to the attention of Lawyers for Lawyers. U Khing Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung jointly defend a defendant in a

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