Interviews with lawyers

23 January 2023

Venezuela: judiciary as weapon for political prosecution

Venezuela

by Trudeke Sillevis Smitt The Rule of Law Index 2022 was released at the end of October. In the very last place, number 140: Venezuela. The well-known human rights lawyer Alfredo Romero explains why. “It may sound unbelievable, but in

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18 November 2022

Ahmadiniaz: ‘Help Iranian protesters’

Iran

  by Trudeke Sillevis Smitt ‘Respect the law! Women, life, freedom!’ On October 8, about two hundred lawyers demonstrated with those slogans in front of the building of the Bar Association in Tehran. It was a contribution to the protests

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17 October 2022

‘They’re basically saying the EU is funding terrorism’

Philippines

Philippine lawyer Musni provides legal assistance, with support of the EU, to poor farmers in the north. The state suspects her of financing terrorism. The Philippine human rights lawyer Czarina Musni made clear prior to the video interview that she

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27 July 2022

Charles Hector Fernandez: “Review of environmental legislation is urgently needed”

Malaysia

Malaysian environmental human rights lawyer Charles Hector Fernandez was one of the speakers at the Lawyers for Lawyers seminar on environmental justice and the work of environmental lawyers. Fernandez has been in the news several times in recent years, including

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22 June 2022

Interview with Daria Korolenko: “We’ve talked about it for a long time, but only now has it become more visible outside of Russia”

Russian Federation

To help or support lawyers from the Russian Federation, the international legal community should use their resources to advocate for the documentation, monitoring and investigation of human rights violations in Russia, says OVD-Info’s Daria Korolenko. OVD-Info OVD-Info is an independent

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13 June 2022

In Uganda, those who give citizens a voice are the enemy

Taking environmental matters to court, of course. But also standing up for the rights of lawyers and the judiciary, so that they can do their work undisturbed by national governments. According to Ugandan environmental lawyer Dickens Kamugisha, this is the

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1 June 2022

Sirikan Charoensiri: “Our gender, appearance and costume are not what define our abilities”

Thailand

Lawyers for Lawyers presents the “Highlighting the Work of Female Lawyers from Asia” interview series. This series highlights the important work of inspiring female lawyers from Asia. We address the general challenges these lawyers face as women in the male

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19 April 2022

From one day to the next, everything is at stake. Lawyer Iurii Grygorenko tells what is happening in Ukraine

Ukraine

“Excuse me, I’m still a little sleepy. Lots of air raid sirens last night.” Iurii Grygorenko, lawyer and member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association’s Committee for Lawyers Rights, shows up at 9 a.m. on 18 March 2022 for an

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