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24 September 2020

Irma van den Berg awarded with the 2020 Gouden Zandloper

The president of the board of Lawyers for Lawyers, Irma Van Den Berg, has received the 2020 Gouden Zandloper award for the most socially involved lawyer! Irma has dedicated the award to the lawyers at risk that are being supported

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23 September 2020

Joint letter on the arrest and detention of Maksim Znak and Illia Salei

Belarus

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have expressed concern about the arrest and detention of lawyers Maksim Znak and Illia Salei in the Republic of Belarus. According to our information, Maksim

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22 September 2020

Joint letter on judicial harassment of Henderson Maldonado

Venezuela

Growing concern as Venezuela continues to target human rights movement Photo taken from Front Line Defenders Front Line Defenders and Lawyers for Lawyers are deeply concerned about the ongoing targeting of human rights defenders, including lawyers, and non-profit organisations, in

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22 September 2020

One year since the arrest of Mahienour El-Massry

Egypt

Exactly one year ago, on 22 September 2019, Mahienour El-Massry was arrested in front the State Security Prosecution office in Cairo, where she was following up on the investigations into a lawyer who was detained. El-Massry remains in detention until

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21 September 2020

Joint oral statement during id WGAD

On 21 September, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD). L4L and LRWC asked the Council to urge Iran and Turkey

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21 September 2020

Nasrin Sotoudeh hospitalized after hunger strike

Iran

Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been hospitalized on 19 September 2020, after her health situation worsened after being on hunger strike for over 40 days. Ms. Sotoudeh began a hunger strike on 11 August 2020. In a

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17 September 2020

Joint letter on arrest 55 lawyers from Ankara

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, the Bar Council

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16 September 2020

Joint letter on the continued detention and precarious health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi

Iran

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have expressed concerns about the continued detention and precarious health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi, both human rights lawyers in

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15 September 2020

Concerns about the recent developments in the situation of lawyers in Egypt

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the recent reports of new cases filed against Egyptian lawyers Mahienour El-Massry, Amr Imam, Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy and Mohamed El-Baqer.  We are also concerned about the conditions set for the release of Mohsen Bahnasi

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15 September 2020

Amsterdam Dean’s Award presented posthumously to Derk Wiersum

On 11 September, the Amsterdam Dean’s Award was presented posthumously to Derk Wiersum. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was shot in broad daylight right outside his house in Amsterdam in the early morning of 18 September 2019.

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14 September 2020

Online event: 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers, the Geneva Bar Association is hosting an event to celebrate this fundamental instrument. The event is supported by various organisations including Lawyers for

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14 September 2020

Global Day of Action for the Philippines: concerns about extrajudicial killings

Philippines

Today, at the Global Day of Action for the Philippines, Lawyers for Lawyers is more than ever concerned about the extrajudicial killings of human rights defenders and legal professionals in the Philippines. The Global Day is organized to draw attention

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