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22 August 2019

Letter on murder of Atty. Trinidad

Philippines

On July 23, 2019, Atty. Anthony Trinidad was killed in an attack by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental. Lawyers for Lawyers has reason to believe that the killing of Atty. Trinidad is connected to his legitimate

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22 August 2019

Gulle Gevers

Mick Veldhuijsen ondersteunt L4L met overtuiging: ,,Laat een advocaat maar eens uitleggen waarom hij níet doneert” Tekst: Johan van Uffelen De stichting Lawyers for Lawyers steunt voor haar activiteiten volledig op giften. Dat waarborgt onze onafhankelijkheid. Maar tegelijk zijn we

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22 August 2019

Ren voor advocaten in het nauw

Met elke mijl die je loopt, breng je de doelen van Lawyers for Lawyers dichterbij Tekst: Johan van Uffelen Een persoonlijke sportieve uitdaging, maar ook een uiting van loyaliteit met collega-advocaten die in hun beroepsuitoefening worden belemmerd. Ren voor Lawyers

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7 August 2019

The Philippines: Attacks against lawyers escalating

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned over the increasing attacks against lawyers in the Philippines and the oppressive working environment they face since the start of President Duterte’s administration. Extrajudicial killings and harassment of lawyers Since President Duterte took office

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18 July 2019

Joint UPR submission Turkey

Turkey

In July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with an international coalition of legal organisations submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey. The review will take place in January/February 2020. In the report the coalition highlights that the Turkish authorities

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16 July 2019

Harassment of Lawyers Collective

India

On 11 July 2019, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the offices of the Indian human rights organisation  Lawyers Collective and the homes of lawyers and founders of the organisation Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. This was reported by Frontline Defenders. Lawyers Collective

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15 July 2019

Event at Consulate in honor of L4L Award for Selçuk Kozağaçlı

Turkey

On 10 July 2019 the Dutch consulate in Istanbul hosted a special event in honor of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award given to lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey. Kozağaçlı, who is currently serving a long prison sentence in Turkey, has

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12 July 2019

L4L observed hearing in the CHD-1 trial

Turkey

On 10 July 2019 representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), together with lawyers from France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, observed a hearing in the so-called CHD-1 case. In this case L4L-award laureate Selçuk Kozağaçlı is one of the

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11 July 2019

UN HRC Resolution on Philippines

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 11 July on the situation in the Philippines. The resolution expressed concern on reported cases of extrajudicial killings in line with the drug war, and also

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10 July 2019

Filipino lawyers at risk by state tagging

Philippines

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned over the ‘red-tagging’ of lawyers and lawyers’ groups in the Philippines as it puts lawyers’ safety and independence at risk. On 11 July, a court hearing takes place where members of the military must

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9 July 2019

4th Anniversary of the ‘709 Crackdown’

China

Today, 9 July 2019, marks 4 years since the start of the “709 Crackdown”. On this day in 2015,  an unprecedented and seemingly well-coordinated detention campaign of a large number of human rights lawyers and defenders in China was initiated.

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2 July 2019

Statement: Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

On 1 July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the attacks on lawyers in China,

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