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17 April 2024

Joint statement on the detention of Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife, activist Xu Yan

China

Lawyers for Lawyers and 29 other civil society organisations have issued a joint statement expressing their grave concern regarding the detention of human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife, activist Xu Yan. 13 April marks the first anniversary of

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16 April 2024

‘Flight to Lithuania’ — interview with Natalia Matskevich and Paulius Griciunas

Belarus

A new law has been passed in Lithuania which allows lawyers from outside the European Union to register as third-party lawyers in Lithuania. This legislative advance is of great symbolic importance according to Belarusian lawyer Natalia Matskevich. By Trudeke Sillevis

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11 April 2024

Joint statement on the escalated harassment and threats faced by lawyers in Algeria

Algeria

Lawyers for Lawyers, SHOAA for Human Rights and the Law Society of England and Wales have issued a joing statement expressing their grave concern regarding the escalation of prosecutions against lawyers for their work defending people involved in the Hirak

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10 April 2024

Vacancy student internship – 24 hours/week

On average 24 hours/wk, from 1 June 2024 Do you want to make a difference for endangered lawyers standing up for the rights of others? Do you want to learn how an NGO works and build a network with lawyers

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9 April 2024

IACHR historic ruling on Colombia’s responsibility for harassment and persecution against members of the CAJAR

Colombia

In a historic ruling, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights declared on the 18th of March 2024 that the Colombian State was responsible for the harassment and persecution against the members of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective Corporation (CAJAR).

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8 April 2024

Save the date 16 May 2024: Seminar ‘Law as an Instrument for Change: Advancing LGBTQI+ Rights in Court and Beyond’

Lawyers for Lawyers and the Amsterdam Bar Association would like to cordially invite you to join the seminar ‘Law as an Instrument for Change: Advancing LGBTQI+ Rights in Court and Beyond’ in theatre de Rode Hoed in Amsterdam on Thursday,

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5 April 2024

Statement on Lawyers’ Day in Turkey

Türkiye

Today, 5 April 2024, on the occasion of Lawyers’ Day in Turkey, Lawyers for Lawyers once again strongly condemns the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. The past twelve months were continuously marked by incidents of harassment and interference with

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3 April 2024

Ongoing updates on legal proceedings against Claudia Gonzalez Orellana: a closer look

Guatemala

Claudia González Orellana Claudia González received the prestigious Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2023 for her work as a prominent human rights lawyer in Guatemala and her work as a former representative of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG),

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2 April 2024

Recap Speaker Tour with lawyer from the Philippines: Czarina Musni

Philippines

From 18 to 22 March, Lawyers for Lawyers organized a Speaker Tour with Czarina, a human rights lawyer from the Philippines. As part of the Speaker Tour, Czarina and Lawyers for Lawyers spoke to lawyers from the law firms Vondst

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30 March 2024

Update UPR China & Hong Kong – L4L delegation in Geneva

China

On 23 January 2024, the session for the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China, including Hong Kong, was held at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Lawyers for Lawyers jointly submitted a report for this UPR and

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28 March 2024

Hong Kong’s new security laws: a crushing blow to freedom

China

The recent enactment of draconian security laws in Hong Kong has sent shockwaves throughout the international community. Human rights organisations and the United Nations have vehemently condemned these laws, recognising them as a serious erosion of the freedoms once promised

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27 March 2024

Oral statement to Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Colombia

Colombia

On 22 March 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Lawyers for Lawyers raised grave concerns concerning the continuous violation of the rights of lawyers in Colombia. Lawyers for Lawyers

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