L4L Update of Basic Principles Database
Over the last weeks, the database on the L4L website that contains documents that make reference to the Basic Principles on the role of Lawyers has been updated. Over fifty recent documents have been added to the Database.
The UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers provide a concise description of international norms relating to the key aspects of the right to independent counsel. The Basic Principles were unanimously adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders in Havana, Cuba on 7 September 1990.
In November 2011, Lawyers for Lawyers has decided to create this database, containing documents in which reference to the Basic Principles is made. Information relating to the Basic Principles of the Role of Lawyers is dispersed and often difficult to access. This database makes information on the Basic Principles more readily available and lawyers worldwide who most need the protection of the Basic Principles are enabled to review and use information on the Basic Principles more easily. Eventually this will lead to promotion of, increased use of and increased reference to the Basic Principles worldwide.
Click here to go to the Database.
Nasrin Sotoudeh released on bail after being arrested at funeral of Armita Garavand
Prominent human rights lawyer and women’s right activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Sunday 29 October 2023 in Tehran while attending the funeral of 16-year-old Armita Garavand, who passed away a day earlier after nearly a month in coma. AfterLees verder
IBAHRI and L4L concerned over arbitrary lawyer license deprivation of Sahrawi human rights defender, M’hmed Hali
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) are concerned over the situation of Saharawi human rights defender M`hamed Hali who has been arbitrarily deprived of his right to practice as a lawyer in theLees verder
Joint statement: three years after being charged, three Iranian human rights lawyers’ are set to face trial
Lawyers for Lawyers has received information that Iranian lawyers Nazanin Salari, Mahmoud Taravtrouy, and Masoud Ahmadian are expected to be tried on 11 November 2023. Together with 10 organisations, L4L issued a solidarity statement before the trial. Human Rights lawyersLees verder
NOvA committee: over half election programmes do not fully meet minimum rule of law standards
The Dutch Bar Association (NOvA) has set up a committee for the upcoming elections to test election programmes on the rule of law. One of the committee members is chair of the L4L board Irma van den Berg. 10 OfLees verder