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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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8 September 2018

Caravana Blog #5

Colombia

Day 6 (Wednesday 5 September 2018): Carousel of emotions This is not a Caravana. It’s a carousel. Not to criticise the organization’s chosen name, but we are emotionally spinning around, and not moving in a straight, determined direction. Which is

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6 September 2018

Caravana Blog #4

Colombia

Day 5 (Tuesday 4 September 2018) Ya no tenemos miedo. We are no longer afraid. Day two of the victim interviews. Again at Eduardo’s cozy office, which is starting to feel a bit like home. In order to attend as

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5 September 2018

Caravana blog #3

Colombia

Day 3 and day 4: (Sunday 2 and Monday 3 September 2018): Travelling and fact-finding Long but satisfying days. The Caravana is up and running! Due to the large amount of information we have been able to gain from the

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2 September 2018

Caravana Blog #2

Colombia

Day 2: Sightseeing and first Caravana gathering A mild jetlag had us wide awake at around 6 AM this morning, but, with breakfast starting at 7 AM we were able to make good use of the day. For us the

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31 August 2018

Caravana Blog #1

Colombia

Day 1 (Friday, 31 August 2018): Departure and arrival With the Caravana’s agenda for the next 8 days imprinted in our mind, this morning Wout and I felt ready to begin our journey. From Amsterdam to Frankfurt, from Frankfurt to

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15 June 2018

Blog: Cry for help from lawyers

China

By Su Chun Lin At the invitation of Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG), I attended on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers the annual seminar of CHRLCG that took place on 19 and 20 May 2018 in Hong Kong.

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