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.
Continued administrative detention and harassment through judicial proceedings of Salah Hammouri
Occupied Palestinian Territory
The undersigned organisations are gravely concerned about the continued administrative detention and the harassment through judicial proceedings of French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender, Salah Hammouri. As a lawyer, Salah Hammouri represents political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. OnLees verder
Letter concerning the continued judicial harassment of Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco
In a letter, Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concern about the judicial harassment of Mexican lawyers Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco. Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco are working as lawyers of the ComitéLees verder
Joint statement on the trial and detention of Chang Weiping
Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), The 29 Principles, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), The Rights Practice and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the (pre-)trial and detention of human rights lawyerLees verder
Concerns about violence against lawyers in Sri Lanka
Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about reports of violence being used against lawyers in Sri Lanka who are supporting protesters. At least one lawyer is reported to have been arrested and two lawyers, including the arrested lawyer, to have beenLees verder