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25 January 2024

Tunisia – Release “Lawyers Under the Watch”

Tunisia

OMCT Joint Paper Addressing the Increasing Number of Prosecutions Against Lawyers in Tunisia Lawyers for Lawyers is pleased to announce the publication of a joint paper titled “Lawyers Under the Watch,” a comprehensive examination of the growing challenges legal professionals

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11 January 2024

Upcoming Hearing for Human Rights Lawyer Claudia González Orellana on January 15, 2024

Guatemala

Claudia González Orellana, human rights lawyer from Guatemala and recipient of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2023, faces a pivotal hearing on January 15, 2024. Ms. González was detained on August 28, 2023, due to her work as a former

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18 July 2023

UPR Submission Nigeria

Nigeria

On 18 July 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers and IBAHRI submitted a report for the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nigeria. The next UPR of Nigeria will take place in January 2024. The primary concern of the UPR is L4L

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10 July 2023

Oral Statements and Side Event During the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Lawyers for Lawyers delivered five oral statements during the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council. The oral statements discussed the situation of the legal profession in various countries, such as China, the Philippines, Iran, Belarus, Guatemala, and Sri Lanka.

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18 April 2023

UPR submission Cameroon

Cameroon

On 5 April 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Cameroon. The next UPR of Cameroon will take place in November 2023. The UPR report highlights issues regarding Cameroon’s compliance with its international

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30 March 2023

Joint oral statement during ID with Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

Myanmar

On 20 March 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar. The Interactive dialogue took place during the 52nd session of the

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30 March 2023

Joint oral statement to the Human Rights Committee on Algeria

Algeria

On 27 March, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of Algeria

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30 March 2023

Oral statement to the Human Rights Council on Indonesia

Indonesia

On 27 March, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of Indonesia was adopted. Lawyers for Lawyers had already submitted

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8 March 2023

International Fair Trial Day 2023 and call for nominations for the Ebru Timtik Award

The right to a fair trial has long been recognised by the international community as a fundamental human right. Without a fair trial, every individual risks becoming the victim of a miscarriage of justice, either as an innocent suspect wrongly

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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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10 November 2022

Defending the Rule of law in Türkiye – A PEN Norway and Lawyers for Lawyers event

Türkiye

Last Thursday, Lawyers for Lawyers and PEN Norway hosted an Event on Türkiye’s rule of law and the situation of lawyers in the country. With an enthusiastic audience, the event provided many interesting insights from first hand witnesses. On Thursday

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28 September 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on Venezuela

Venezuela

On 26 September 2022, the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), The Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) delivered an oral statement on the situation of human rights defenders in Venezuela.  The statement was

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