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10 March 2021

Joint oral statement during ID with the SR on the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (the IBAHRI), the International Commission of Jurists (the ICJ), Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, The Law Society of England and Wales, and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with

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10 March 2021

Joint statement on the repression of lawyers in Belarus

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers has signed a joint statement, alongside 42 other signatories, expressing concern about the ongoing persecution and intimidation of lawyers in Belarus. The statement is an initiative from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. The statement reads as

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8 March 2021

Joint oral statement during ID with SR on protection human rights while countering terrorism

Turkey

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, on the overbroad anti-terrorism laws used to

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1 March 2021

Joint oral statement during id High Commissioner report on Belarus

Belarus

On 25 February, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales (Law Society) delivered an oral statement during the enhanced interactive dialogue on the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation

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28 February 2021

Joint statement on the continuous house arrest of Jiang Tianyong

China

Two years ago, on the 28th of February 2019, Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong was officially released from prison after serving a two-year prison sentence for ‘inciting subversion of state power’. However, since his release, Mr Jiang has been kept under

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24 February 2021

Joint statement to the Human Rights Council

Turkey

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a joint written statement to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council on the continued deterioration of the rule of law and persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders. The

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4 December 2020

Joint statement on Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

Alongside 26 Bar Associations, Law Societies, and organisations supporting the legal profession of over 14 countries, Lawyers for Lawyers stands in solidarity with our Iranian colleague Nasrin Sotoudeh and other lawyers in Iran who are being persecuted by their Government

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27 November 2020

Joint statement: Stop judicial harassment of Civil Society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey

Turkey

Together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the International Federation for Human Rights, Netherlands Helsinki Committee and World Organisation Against Torture, Lawyers for Lawyers called on the Turkish authorities to stop judicial harassment of civil society (including lawyers) in Southeast Turkey. The

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16 November 2020

Treatment of lawyer Roman Giertych undermines independence of legal profession

Poland

On 15 October 2020, Polish lawyer Roman Giertych was detained by the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) on accusations of money laundering. His house and office were searched and prosecutors imposed preventive measures, including suspension of his right to practice law.

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