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19 March 2019

Presentation Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019

On Thursday 23 May 2019, the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019 will be presented in Amsterdam. This will be the fifth award ceremony of the prestigious Lawyers for Lawyers Award. Prior to this ceremony a very interesting seminar will be held.

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6 February 2019

Save the date: Presentation L4L Award 2019!

On Thursday 23 May 2019, the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019 will be awarded in Amsterdam. This will be the fifth award ceremony of the prestigious Lawyers for Lawyers Award. Prior to this ceremony a very interesting seminar will be

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10 April 2019

Selçuk Kozağaçlı to receive L4L Award 2019

Turkey

Selçuk Kozağaçlı, a human rights lawyer from Turkey, will receive the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019. By selecting Selçuk Kozağaçlı, the expert jury “wants to applaud the unwavering dedication of both Selçuk Kozağaçlı and his colleagues to defending the basic human

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10 April 2019

Letter on behalf of Justus Ijeoma

Nigeria

In a letter to the Nigerian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the maltreatment of lawyer Justus Ijeoma by the police.  Justus Ijeoma is a Nigerian human rights lawyer and the executive director of the International Human Rights and

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9 April 2019

Joint letter on conviction Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

On 30 December 2018, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after being tried in absentia and without access to a legal representative of her own choosing. In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers

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9 April 2019

Concluding observations UN Human Rights Committee on Viet Nam

Vietnam

In March 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Viet Nam’s compliance with its international human rights obligations. Last week, the Committee issued the concluding observations of this review. In the concluding observations the Committee expressed its concern “about allegations

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5 April 2019

Artists standing up for Turkish lawyers

They may burn your robes… Text: Johan van Uffelen they may put your hands in chains but they can’t lock your heart they may set fire to your robes but they fear your angels These are two lines from a

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5 April 2019

Statement on situation of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

On this day, 5 April 2019 – celebrated as Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – 34 organizations, including Lawyers for Lawyers, take the opportunity to strongly condemn the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. View the full statement here. Following the

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4 April 2019

UPR submission Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

On 28 March 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan. This review will take place in October/November 2019. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Kazakh authorities do not always uphold the necessary guarantees

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4 April 2019

Özlem, Sezin, Gülhan

In November 2018, Anne Vegter, the former Dutch national poet, and photographer Bianca Sistermans traveled to Istanbul at the invitation of Lawyers for Lawyers, to join a trial monitoring mission. Anne Vegter wrote a poem in support of three persecuted

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26 March 2019

Report Caravana mission 2018

Colombia

The International Caravana of Jurists travelled to Colombia at the beginning of September 2018, to ascertain the impact that the peace process has had on the work of human rights lawyers and the dynamics of the conflict. A report of

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22 March 2019

18 Lawyers sentenced to long prison terms

Turkey

On 20 March 2019, the Istanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court in Silivri Court House sentenced 18 lawyers to prison sentences between 3 years and 2 months and 19 years. The lawyers, from Halkın Hukuk Bürosu (HHB, Peoples’ Law Office) and Ҫağdaş

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20 March 2019

Concerns over arrests lawyers

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrests of several lawyers in Egypt. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. According to public reports, members of the Nasr City Police Investigation Department and the National Security

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