Join statement on the occasion of the first International Fair Trial Day and Ebru Timtik Award
Today, 14 June 2021, marks the inaugural International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) which will be observed for the first time worldwide. The focus country of the IFTD this year is Turkey, a country that is and has been suffering for many years, from systemic human rights violations and a serious lack of fair trial standards.
On the occasion of the IFTD, drawing attention to the deteriorating situation in the country, Lawyers for Lawyers has co-signed a statement, in which the undersigned organisations call upon the Turkish authorities to take the necessary steps urgently to instate the right to a fair trial in Turkey and to create an environment under which these fundamental procedural rights can effectively be protected. The undersigned organisations also call upon the international community to increase their efforts to draw attention to the situation in Turkey with a particular focus on the issues around the fair trial principles. Read the full statement here.
Report: Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Lawyers and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have launched the joint report “Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe”. The report reflects on the worrisome trend of increased systematic arrests of a number of Zimbabwean lawyers, andLees verder
An entire profession on trial
Press release issued by the legal Fact Finding Mission, taking place in Istanbul from 15 September to 20 September, to monitor and observe current mass trials against lawyers in Turkey. A group of approximately 30 lawyers from Belgium, France, Germany,Lees verder
Uganda drops money laundering charges against Nicholas Opiyo
Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the charges against lawyer and human rights defender Nicholas Opiyo were dropped on Monday 13 September 2021. Lawyers for Lawyers has previously issued a joint statement on Mr Opiyo’s behalf in January 2021.Lees verder
Study Association NSO Eques raises €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers.
NSO Eques has raised €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers through a sponsored sports event. On 27 August 2021, study association NSO Eques from Nijmegen organized a sports event to raise money for Lawyers for Lawyers. The twenty business law studentsLees verder