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10 May 2022

Letter on the arrest, detention and prosecution of Abderrazak Kilani

Tunisia

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada express grave concern  about the arrest, detention and prosecution before a military tribunal of Abderrazak

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9 May 2022

Lawyers for Lawyers nominates Can Atalay for the International Hrant Dink Award

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers is proud to support the nomination of Can Atalay for the International Hrant Dink Award. Annually, this award is presented to individuals, organisations and groups that give inspiration and hope to people for holding on to their

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9 May 2022

Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee – Colombia

Colombia

In its upcoming 135th session, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the eighth periodic report submitted by Colombia concerning its implementation of the ICCPR and will adopt a list of issues for Colombia. In the context of this review,

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5 May 2022

Lawyers for Lawyers monitored first hearing in trial of Berrak Çağlar

Turkey

From 30 March to 2 April 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers visited Turkey for a trial monitoring mission. The aim of the mission was to attend the first hearing in the trial against lawyer Berrak Çağlar. Introduction Berrak Çağlar is a

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5 May 2022

UPR submission the Netherlands

the Netherlands

In March 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Netherlands. The report contains recommendations to the Dutch authorities to improve the situation of lawyers in the Netherlands. The review will take place in

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22 April 2022

Lawyers Day in Syria: Khalil Ma’touq and Razan Zaitouneh remain missing

Syria

Today is Lawyers Day in Syria, a day that is celebrated by lawyers from Syria. On this day, we would like to highlight the cases of disappeared lawyers Khalil Ma’touq and Razan Zaitouneh from Syria. Khalil Ma’touq Khalil Ma’touq, director

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21 April 2022

Invitation: seminar “Environmental Justice and the Work of Environmental Lawyers” – 19 May

Lawyers for Lawyers and the Amsterdam Bar Association invite you to participate in the seminar ‘Environmental Justice and the Work of Environmental Lawyers’ on Thursday 19 May, 15:30-17:30 CEST in the Posthoornkerk in Amsterdam. The seminar will also be livestreamed

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19 April 2022

From one day to the next, everything is at stake. Lawyer Iurii Grygorenko tells what is happening in Ukraine

Ukraine

“Excuse me, I’m still a little sleepy. Lots of air raid sirens last night.” Iurii Grygorenko, lawyer and member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association’s Committee for Lawyers Rights, shows up at 9 a.m. on 18 March 2022 for an

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15 April 2022

Russian lawyers prevented from carrying out their professional duties

Russian Federation

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about threats to the independence of the legal profession and access to justice in the Russian Federation. Since 24 February 2022 mass protests against the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine have been taking place in

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14 April 2022

Ongoing concerns on the situation in Hong Kong and the independence of the Bar Association

China

Lawyers for Lawyers has previously raised concerns on the position of lawyers in Hong Kong after the National Security Law (NSL) has entered into force on 1 July 2020. The NSL has been in place for almost two years now.

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13 April 2022

Concerns about disciplinary proceedings against lawyers who have signed a public statement against the war in Ukraine

Belarus

In letters to the Belarusian Republican Bar Association, the Minsk City Bar Association, and the Minsk Regional Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers has expressed concern about the initiation of disciplinary proceedings against lawyers who have signed a public statement (Petition)

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12 April 2022

International Fair Trial Day 2022 and call for nominations for the Ebru Timtik Award

Egypt

The right to a fair trial has long been recognised by the international community as a fundamental human right. Without a fair trial, every individual risks becoming the victim of a miscarriage of justice, either as an innocent suspect wrongly

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