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29 April 2024

Joint Statement on the 2,000 days of arbitrary detention for human rights defender Hoda AbdelMoneim

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers, the undersigned 18 human rights organizations and the FreeHoda Campaign condemn the prolonged arbitrary detention of lawyer and human rights defender Hoda Abdel-Moneim for more than 2,000 days. Following the completion of her previous sentence, which was

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24 April 2024

UN Special rapporteur condemns China’s targeting of human rights lawyers in letter to the government

China

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Margaret Satterthwaite, issued a detailed letter on February 14, 2024, addressing the People’s Republic of China about severe restrictions on human rights lawyers. Recently made public, this letter exposes

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11 April 2024

Joint statement on the escalated harassment and threats faced by lawyers in Algeria

Algeria

Lawyers for Lawyers, SHOAA for Human Rights and the Law Society of England and Wales have issued a joing statement expressing their grave concern regarding the escalation of prosecutions against lawyers for their work defending people involved in the Hirak

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9 April 2024

IACHR historic ruling on Colombia’s responsibility for harassment and persecution against members of the CAJAR

Colombia

In a historic ruling, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights declared on the 18th of March 2024 that the Colombian State was responsible for the harassment and persecution against the members of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective Corporation (CAJAR).

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5 April 2024

Statement on Lawyers’ Day in Turkey

Türkiye

Today, 5 April 2024, on the occasion of Lawyers’ Day in Turkey, Lawyers for Lawyers once again strongly condemns the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. The past twelve months were continuously marked by incidents of harassment and interference with

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30 March 2024

Update UPR China & Hong Kong – L4L delegation in Geneva

China

On 23 January 2024, the session for the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China, including Hong Kong, was held at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Lawyers for Lawyers jointly submitted a report for this UPR and

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28 March 2024

Hong Kong’s new security laws: a crushing blow to freedom

China

The recent enactment of draconian security laws in Hong Kong has sent shockwaves throughout the international community. Human rights organisations and the United Nations have vehemently condemned these laws, recognising them as a serious erosion of the freedoms once promised

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27 March 2024

Oral statement to Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Colombia

Colombia

On 22 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Lawyers for Lawyers raised grave concerns concerning the continuous violation of the rights of lawyers in Colombia. Lawyers for Lawyers

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27 March 2024

Oral statement to Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation

Russian Federation

On 25 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Society of England and Wales, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, delivered an oral statement during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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27 March 2024

Oral Statement to Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

On 25 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue on the interim oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan. The dialogue took place during the 55th session of

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21 March 2024

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on Belarus

Belarus

On 19 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales, and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue on the interim oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of

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8 March 2024

Joint oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner on Myanmar

Myanmar

On 1 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers, The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Council of England and the Law Council of England delivered an oral statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner  on Myanmar. The

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