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25 June 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

China

On 24 June 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with ISHR, LRWC and IBAHRI delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in China. The statement was delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with Special

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25 June 2019

Abu al-Khair to receive ABA Award

Saudi Arabia

On 21 June 2019, the American Bar Association announced that the 2019 ABA International Human Rights Award will be awarded to Waleed Abu al-Khair, who is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence. The award honours his his extraordinary work to

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6 June 2019

Rommel Durán to receive Ludovic Trarieux Prize

Colombia

On 27 May 2019 it was announced that Rommel Durán will receive the 24th Ludovic Trarieux Prize. He is a Colombian human rights lawyer, who stands up for the rights of displaced farmers. The Jury of the Ludovic Trarieux price

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5 June 2019

WGAD decision on detention Yorov

Tajikistan

Washington, D.C. / Amsterdam – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued an opinion finding the detention of Tajik human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov to be a violation of international law. The UN concluded that the charges

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1 June 2019

Effective advocacy at the United Nations

Training Lawyers for Lawyers in the Russian Federation Text: Johan van Uffelen The Institute for Law and Public Policy in Russia  invited Lawyers for Lawyers to provide a two-day training to human rights lawyers and civil society activists on effective

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29 May 2019

Presentation Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019

Turkey

Minister opens Award ceremony 2019 “Independent position of lawyers under increasing pressure” In the presence of more than 200 people, including many lawyers from home and abroad, Serife Ceren Uysal received the fifth Lawyers for Lawyers Award on 23 May

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26 May 2019

Sergey Sizintsev disbarred

Kazakhstan

On 21 May 2019, the Petropavlovsk Court disbarred lawyer Sergey Sizintsev. The ground for his disbarment is the fact that Sizintsev occupied a function in the Republican Bar Association while at the same time continuing his legal work. This is

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25 May 2019

Vacature stage communicatie

Gemiddeld 16 uur/wk, per 1 september 2019 Wil jij je communicatie skills inzetten om het verschil maken te voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen?  En wil je dat doen in een jong, dynamisch en bevlogen team

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25 May 2019

Vacature stage ondersteunen focusgroepen

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 september 2019 Wil jij het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een NGO werkt en een netwerk opbouwen met advocaten van kleine en grote kantoren?

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13 May 2019

Invitation Lawyers for Lawyers Award Ceremony 2019

Presenting the 2019 Laureate of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award: Selçuk Kozağaçlı Human rights lawyer from Turkey The Award Ceremony will take place on 23 May 2019 in Amsterdam. Register now to attend!   The Award ceremony will be opened

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23 April 2019

L4L and FTW monitor trial of lawyer Can Tombul

Turkey

On 18 April, representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch attended the third hearing in the case of lawyer Can Tombul in Istanbul. Nardy Desloover, ex-president of the Rotterdam Bar Association, who represented the Dutch Bar Associations, attended

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17 April 2019

Training “Effective advocacy at UN Human Rights Mechanisms”

Russian Federation

The Institute for Law and Public Policy (ILPP) has invited Lawyers for Lawyers to jointly give a training course in Moscow concerning “Effective advocacy at the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms”. The training will take place from 19-20 April 2019.

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