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18 June 2020

Joint statement on the verdict of Yu Wensheng after his secret trial

China

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 17 other signatories, urged the Chinese authorities to release lawyer Yu Wensheng and offer a compensation for the rights violations he has been subjected to during his detainment in a joint statement. Human rights lawyer

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11 June 2020

Concerns about the recent arrests of lawyers in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the recent reports of arrests of Zimbabwean lawyers Patrick Tererai, Thabani Mpofu, Lawman Chimiuriwo, Tapiwa Makanza, Choice Damiso, Joshua Chirambwe, and Dumisani Dube. According to our information, on 10 March 2020, Mr. Tererai was

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5 April 2020

Statement on the situation of lawyers in Turkey

On this day, 5 april 2020 – celebrated as Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the on-going crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. Lawyers for Lawyers has asked attention on many occasions for

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12 March 2020

Oral statement Egypt UPR outcome

Egypt

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, The Law Society of England and Wales (“Law Society”), and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session

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12 March 2020

Oral statement Kazakhstan UPR outcome

Kazakhstan

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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12 March 2020

Oral statement Iran UPR outcome

Iran

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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4 February 2020

Day of the Endangered Lawyer

Pakistan

On 24 January 2020, the tenth edition of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer took place. This year’s edition was focusing on the extremely difficult situation of lawyers in Pakistan. The foundation The Day of the Endangered Lawyer and Lawyers

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22 January 2020

Joint letter on actions against several Chinese human rights lawyers

China

In a joint letter the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concerns about the recent actions that were taken against several Chinese human rights lawyers in December 2019 and January 2020 that could be construed

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10 December 2019

#FreeTheLawyers: send a greetings card to an imprisoned lawyer

More and more lawyers are sentenced to long prison sentences because of their work. In order to support unjustly jailed lawyers and to convey a message of solidarity to them, Lawyers for Lawyers encourages you to write greetings cards to

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10 October 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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20 September 2019

Oral statement on UPR outcome

Democratic Republic of Congo

On 19 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was adopted. Lawyers

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19 September 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

Philippines

On 18 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statement was delivered during the General Debate Item 4:

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