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9 January 2020

Caravana Blog #11

Colombia

15 months after: Colombia, no has sido olvidado (Colombia, you haven’t been forgotten) On 28 September 2018, while writing the final blog for the 2018 Caravana Internacional de Juristas a Colombia, I promised myself to not forget Colombia. To not

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16 September 2019

Can Tombul released from pre-trial detention

Turkey

On 12 September 2019 lawyer Can Tombul was released after 1 year and 1,5 month of pre-trial detention. Mr Tombul is a lawyer at the Law Bureau of the Oppressed (EHB). Together with his colleagues mr Tombul represents victims and

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16 September 2019

Veysel Ok given a 5-months suspended sentence

Turkey

On 12 September 2019 lawyer Veysel Ok, co-founder of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and one of the lawyers shortlisted for the 2019 L4L-award, was given a 5-months suspended sentence by the Istanbul 2nd Penal Court for insulting

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12 July 2019

L4L observed hearing in the CHD-1 trial

Turkey

On 10 July 2019 representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), together with lawyers from France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, observed a hearing in the so-called CHD-1 case. In this case L4L-award laureate Selçuk Kozağaçlı is one of the

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23 April 2019

L4L and FTW monitor trial of lawyer Can Tombul

Turkey

On 18 April, representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch attended the third hearing in the case of lawyer Can Tombul in Istanbul. Nardy Desloover, ex-president of the Rotterdam Bar Association, who represented the Dutch Bar Associations, attended

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4 April 2019

Özlem, Sezin, Gülhan

In November 2018, Anne Vegter, the former Dutch national poet, and photographer Bianca Sistermans traveled to Istanbul at the invitation of Lawyers for Lawyers, to join a trial monitoring mission. Anne Vegter wrote a poem in support of three persecuted

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26 March 2019

Report Caravana mission 2018

Colombia

The International Caravana of Jurists travelled to Colombia at the beginning of September 2018, to ascertain the impact that the peace process has had on the work of human rights lawyers and the dynamics of the conflict. A report of

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6 March 2019

Is there Peace in Colombia?

Colombia

International Caravana Report Launch On 25 March, the report of the Sixth International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia will be launched in London. Ron Rosenhart, who joined the mission on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers, will speak during the event.

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8 January 2019

Survey of working conditions lawyers

Kyrgyzstan

In June 2018 Lawyers for Lawyers in collaboration with Justice International conducted a survey in Kyrgyzstan among lawyers to determine the most pressing issues faced by advocates and lawyers as a result of their professional activities. A report of this

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22 July 2018

L4L and FTW in Istanbul for hearing Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

Turkey

Pre-trial detention of lawyers extended On 16 and 17 July 2018, 23 people accused of being a member of a terrorist organization and of terrorist propaganda stood trial in Istanbul. Four of them are lawyers of the Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

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17 May 2018

L4L and FTW visit law firms

Turkey

On 10 May 2018, three hearings were held in Istanbul in cases against lawyers that are suspected of terrorism-related crimes: the KCK-case, the ŐHD-case, and a new case (Cizre-protest). Representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch observed two

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15 May 2018

L4L and FTW in Istanbul for hearings

Turkey

On 10 May 2018, three hearings were held in Istanbul in cases against lawyers that are suspected of terrorism-related crimes: the KCK-case, the ŐHD-case, and a new case (Cizre-protest). Representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Fair Trial Watch observed

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