26 May 2020

Jamshed Yorov: continues to raise the voice of his imprisoned brother


26 May marks Lawyers Day in Tajikistan. On this day, lawyers in Tajikistan celebrate the establishment of the national Bar Association. In order to draw attention to this important day for the independent Tajik legal community, Lawyers for Lawyers has

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8 May 2020

Burundian lawyer Dieudonné Bashirahishize had to flee his country: ,,Defending the rule of law is not a crime”

,,History will judge. I will not stop fighting against impunity in my country” Text: Johan van Uffelen One of the lawyers for whom Lawyers for Lawyers has campaigned several times is the Burundian human rights lawyer Dieudonné Bashirahishize (1978), former

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4 March 2020

Human rights lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz in exile in The Netherlands: ,,Rule of law is non-existent in Iran”


,,I have no political goals. I’m not a criminal. I’m a lawyer” Text: Johan van Uffelen February 26 marked Lawyers Day in Iran. A day that has been established by the Bar Association of independent lawyers. But it is of

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12 December 2019

Şerife Ceren Uysal: working towards change for Turkey

“You can keep one generation in jail. But not the next one” Text: Johan van Uffelen Photo: Peter Beijen Turkish lawyer Şerife Ceren Uysal was invited to the Netherlands by Lawyers for Lawyers for International Human Rights Day on 10

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24 October 2019

Michel Togué’s fight against sexual and gender discrimination


“Change will come, even if it will be after me” Text: Johan van Uffelen Photo: Peter Beijen Amsterdam, commonly referred to as the epicentre of sexual freedom. October 11, International Coming Out Day. It is no coincidence that Lawyers for

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14 October 2019

Czarina Musni struggles for justice in the Philippines


Brave clients deserve brave lawyers Tekst: Johan van Uffelen The UN Human Rights Council recently adopted a resolution which expresses great concern on the human rights situation in the Philippines. In particular with regard to the reported extrajudicial killings and

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22 August 2019

Gulle Gevers

Mick Veldhuijsen ondersteunt L4L met overtuiging: ,,Laat een advocaat maar eens uitleggen waarom hij níet doneert” Tekst: Johan van Uffelen De stichting Lawyers for Lawyers steunt voor haar activiteiten volledig op giften. Dat waarborgt onze onafhankelijkheid. Maar tegelijk zijn we

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1 June 2019

Effective advocacy at the United Nations

Training Lawyers for Lawyers in the Russian Federation Text: Johan van Uffelen The Institute for Law and Public Policy in Russia  invited Lawyers for Lawyers to provide a two-day training to human rights lawyers and civil society activists on effective

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28 February 2019

Alec Muchadehama will attend presentation fifth award


,,Protected by being in the spotlight of human rights monitoring organizations such as Lawyers for Lawyers’’ text: Johan van Uffelen Eight years after receiving the Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) Award, Zimbabwean lawyer Alec Muchadehama is still steadfast in his work. Also during the

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23 February 2019

‘Rule of law more than ever under pressure’


Award-winner Sirikan Charoensiri calls for nominations: “Awareness of the importance of defending human rights, the rule of law and democracy has increased  significantly among lawyers, legal practitioners and law students in Thailand since I received the Lawyers for Lawyers (‘L4L’)

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18 July 2018

Video interview with Ramazan Demir


Lawyers for Lawyers speaks with lawyer Ramazan Demir from Turkey about the situation of lawyers in Turkey, monitoring of trials in Turkey against lawyers who face judicial harassment because of their professional duties and Ramazan’s personal situation. Many thanks to the

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18 June 2018

One year after receiving the L4L-Award 2017: Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri


“Our work is far from over” Thai human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri – known to friends as ‘June’- was the first woman to receive the Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) Award one year ago. She was rewarded for her ‘unwavering courage

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