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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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14 April 2021

Concerns about disbarment Liudmila Kazak

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrest, detention, and disbarment of Liudmila Kazak, a prominent human rights lawyer who has led the defense of political prisoners, human rights defenders, and journalists throughout her 22 years of practice, including opposition

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14 April 2021

Lawyers who have represented Belarusian opposition leaders are subject to persecution

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the situation of the lawyers Maxim Znak, Ilya Salei, Alexander Pylchenko, Liudmila Kazak and Siarhei Zikratski. These lawyers have represented  leaders of the democratic movement in Belarus and are believed to be the subject

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5 April 2021

Statement on the situation of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

On this day, 5 April 2021 – celebrated as ‘Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the on-going crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. In spite of a Human Rights Action Plan, that was

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25 March 2021

Statement on The Need for a CoE Rec on Combatting SLAPPs

Alongside 102 other signatories, Lawyers for Lawyers calls on the Council of Europe (CoE) to act on the growing threat of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs). The statement reads as follows: The undersigned groups, representing a range of different

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