16 February 2023

Chen Wuquan released from prison


Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Wuquan has been released from prison after five years on February 8, 2023. Chen Wuquan was taken into custody on 9 February 2018, following his “War to Protect

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14 February 2023

Joint Statement on the harassment of Zimbabwean lawyer Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere


Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the judicial and physical harassment of Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere. As a lawyer, Mr. Kadzere works on human rights cases and is

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22 January 2023

Chinese New Year: Looking back on another year of repression of China’s legal professionals


Today, 22 January, marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Hopefully, the start of the Year of the Rabbit will bring a better tide for China’s human rights lawyers compared to the

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19 January 2023

Letter to the Lawyers Council of Thailand on the disbarment proceedings against Arnon Nampha


Lawyers for Lawyers again expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Arnon Nampha. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the disbarment proceeding against Mr. Arnon Nampha, a lawyer and human rights defender, that is

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16 January 2023

Tang Jitian released


Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the Chinese human rights lawyer Tang Jitian was released on 14 January. Tang had been practicing law in Beijing since July 2007. He took on a lot of human rights cases, including those

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22 December 2022

Lawyers supporting protestors in China targeted by authorities


Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about reports of lawyers being targeted by the Chinese state security police. The lawyers have been providing pro bono legal advice to people arrested during the recent anti-lockdown protests. In the past few weeks, peaceful

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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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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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28 November 2022

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: UPR mid-term report

Democratic Republic of Congo

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers has written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent the DRC has implemented the recommendations

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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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23 November 2022

Seminar – Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Afghanistan)


The Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers are organising an online seminar for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2023, focusing on Afghanistan.The seminar will take place from 16:00 – 17.30 (CET) on the 19th of

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21 November 2022

Concluding observations UN Human Rights Committee on the Philippines


On 10 and 11 October 2022, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the Philippines’ compliance with its international human rights obligations. On 3 November 2022, the Committee issued the concluding observations of this review. In the concluding observations the Committee

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