Petition to International Association of Prosecutors
Lawyers for Lawyers, together with a large coalition of organizations, has made an appeal to the International Association of Prosecutors to take the necessary steps to ensure that they comply with the Standards of Professional Responsibility and the Statement of the Essential Duties and Rights of Prosecutors.
While recognising the commitment and sacrifice of many prosecutors the organizations have observed situations in which some prosecutors have been involved in prosecutions that violate basic human rights laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent international covenants, conventions and instruments to which the Association should adhere to.
A particularly worrying development is the increase in the prosecution of human rights defenders, including lawyers.
Please find the petition here.
The Hague Young Bar Association raises €8000 for Lawyers for Lawyers
The Hague Young Bar Association has raised €8000 for Lawyers for Lawyers through their ”Hapweg” auction and additional donations. On 16 July 2021, the The Hague Young Bar Association organized a barbecue and auction to raise money for Lawyers forLees verder
Report: Lawyers Under Threat – Increasing Suppression of the Legal Profession in Belarus
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Mahienour El-Massry released from prison
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Abdulmajid Rizoev sentenced
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