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2 June 2020

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee

Russian Federation

In 2021, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the Russian Federation’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers has taken the

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24 April 2020

UN urges Iran to immediately release amongst others prisoners of conscience at risk of COVID-19

Iran

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the initiative from UN human rights experts on 17 April 2020 to call on Iran to expand its temporary release of thousands of detainees to include prisoners of conscience and dual and foreign nationals still being

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12 March 2020

Oral statement Iran UPR outcome

Iran

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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10 February 2020

Submission to Human Rights Committee

Philippines

In March 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the Philippines’ compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission

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22 January 2020

Waleed Abu Al-Khair on hunger strike

Saudi Arabia

On 9 January 2019, prominent Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair was transferred to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah. Abu-Khair’s health deteriorated radically after he restarted his hunger strike on 11 December 2019, after he was being put

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20 November 2019

Follow-up concluding observations by UN Human Rights Committee

Azerbaijan

On 8 November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee published a report evaluating the follow-up to its concluding observations on Azerbaijan. In October 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Azerbaijan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations under the ICCPR. Lawyers for

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12 November 2019

Advocacy charter Egypt

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Egypt with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report

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10 October 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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10 October 2019

Pre-session Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kazakhstan in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Kazakhstan. During this

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20 September 2019

Oral statement on UPR outcome

Democratic Republic of Congo

On 19 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was adopted. Lawyers

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19 September 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

Philippines

On 18 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statement was delivered during the General Debate Item 4:

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10 September 2019

Joint statement on extrajudicial killings of lawyers

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers together with five other organizations joined Lawyers Rights Watch Canada in a statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council regarding the extrajudicial killings of jurists in the Philippines. In the period between August 2016 and

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