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18 August 2021

Azerbaijan: Submission to UN Human Rights Committee

Azerbaijan

In the fall of 2021, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Azerbaijan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers has taken

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12 August 2021

China: UPR mid-term report

China

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China in 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have written a mid-term report. In this report we set out to what extent China has implemented the recommendations it

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16 July 2021

UPR submission Uganda

Uganda

On 15 July 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uganda. The next UPR of Uganda will take place in January 2022. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlights that Uganda is currently not

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16 July 2021

Joint UPR submission Venezuela

Venezuela

On 15 July 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) submitted a joint report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Venezuela. The next review for Venezuela will take place January 2022. In the

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2 July 2021

Release the four lawyers convicted at the “UAE 94” trial

United Arab Emirates

On the eight anniversary of the mass “UAE 94” trial that imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) express concern

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29 June 2021

Joint oral statement during id with the SR/IJL

On 28 June, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, and the Law Council of Australia delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with Special

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29 June 2021

Joint oral statement during id with the SR/IJL on Philippines, Turkey and Iran

On 28 June, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Bar Association’s Institute for Human Rights (IBAHRI), the Association of American Jurists (AAJ), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL),

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23 June 2021

The Philippines: attacks against lawyers further escalating

Philippines

Together with 30 lawyers’ organizations, bar associations and human rights organisations, Lawyers for Lawyers signed a joint statement on the escalating attacks against lawyers in the Philippines. The statement was an initiative from Lawyers for Lawyers. Attacks against lawyers in

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14 June 2021

Statement on the sentencing of three Burundian lawyers

Burundi

In February 2021, Burundian lawyers Dieudonné Bashirahishize, Armel Niyongere, Vital Nshimirimana were informed that they were sentenced in absentia to lifelong imprisonment. In January 2017, the three Burundian lawyers had already been disbarred from the Burundi Bar Association by request

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26 May 2021

Joint statement on the concerning developments in the case of Ding Jiaxi

China

In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, and ChinaAid express concern about the new developments in the case of human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi. The charges against

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26 May 2021

Joint statement on the continued enforced disappearance of Chang Weiping

In a joint statement, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, and ChinaAid voice concern about the residential surveillance at a designated location (RSDL), under which Chang Weiping has been detained

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5 May 2021

Statement on the judicial harassment of Ivan Pavlov

Russian Federation

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) condemn the judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov. On 30 April 2021, Federal Security Service (FSB) officers of the Russian Federation raided the hotel room of human rights lawyer

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