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23 March 2023

Concerns about Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

On 21 March 2023, the Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2023. The Bill is claimed to “protect the traditional family” and introduces severe punishments for “homosexual acts”. It even introduced the death penalty. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned

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17 March 2023

Georgia withdraws controversial draft of ‘Foreign Agents Law’

Georgia

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Georgia has withdrawn the controversial draft ‘Foreign Agents Law’ on 9 March 2023. This Foreign Agents Law shows large similarities with the foreign agents law in Russia and its draft resulted in mass

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20 November 2022

As the World celebrates the beginning of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this weekend, we call for the release of imprisoned Qatari lawyers

FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar in 2010 regardless of the poor human rights conditions in the country. Besides migrant workers, women, people from the LGBTI+ community and journalists, lawyers are also subject of human rights violations in

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13 October 2022

Pietrzak v. Poland: why Lawyers for Lawyers follows the proceedings

Poland

  On September 27, 2022 the European Court of Human Rights held a Chamber hearing in the case involving Polish lawyer and Dean of the Warsaw Bar Mikołaj Pietrzak. The case is treated in parallel with three employees of non-governmental

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14 June 2021

Blog post: Justice: Qalb Al Adala and the reality of life as a lawyer in the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Justice: Qalb Al Adala is a relatively new Netflix TV show featuring an Abu Dhabi female lawyer; Farah. Justice is the first Emirates series that is worldwide available on Netflix. According to the makers of the TV show, Justice: Qalb

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12 May 2020

Illegal intelligence activities against lawyers in Colombia

Colombia

It has been reported that human rights lawyers and other human rights defenders were targeted by illegal intelligence operations that were conducted by parts of the Colombian National Army. Multiple human rights organizations including the FIDH have expressed their concerns.

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13 October 2018

Blog: Pre-session China

On behalf of Laywers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Su Chun Lin (Florent) and Melissa Slaghekke (Cleerdin & Hamer) attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China. Read their blog here. The

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24 September 2018

Caravana Blog #10

Colombia

Day 12 (Final blog): Blood, sweat and tears I could have come up with a more original title for my last blog. I know. However, after reading what I have to say I hope you understand why I still chose

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19 September 2018

Caravana Blog #9

Colombia

Day 10 and Day 11 (Sunday 9, and Monday 10 September 2018):  The Caravana was officially closed yesterday with an informal dinner with the 10 remaining Caravanistas. Afterwards, Gemma, Wout and me couldn’t resist honouring our cooperation with a few

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18 September 2018

Caravana Blog #8

Colombia

Day 9 (Saturday 8 September 2018): Tomorrow Queremos que anochecezca, pero que no amanezca. We want the night to fall, but not that the sun rises again tomorrow.   After celebrating life in style yesterday, today was supposed to be

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16 September 2018

Caravana Blog #7

Colombia

Day 8 (Friday 7 September 2018): Celebrating life After reading my blog posts of the last couple of days, I realise that my stories haven’t been very cheerful lately. Of course it’s part of the mission to be confronted with

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13 September 2018

Caravana Blog #6

Colombia

Day 7 (Thursday 6 September 2018):  Recovery Hay que recuperarme. I need to recover. In my last blog I forgot to mention that our fact-finding mission in Cartagena was concluded yesterday with a short presentation at the University of Cartagena,

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