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14 October 2019

Czarina Musni struggles for justice in the Philippines

Philippines

Brave clients deserve brave lawyers Tekst: Johan van Uffelen The UN Human Rights Council recently adopted a resolution which expresses great concern on the human rights situation in the Philippines. In particular with regard to the reported extrajudicial killings and

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14 October 2019

Lawyers at Risk: Michel Togué about defending LGBT+ rights and fair trial in Cameroon

Cameroon

On Wednesday 9 October, Lawyers for Lawyers welcomed Geuzenpenning Laureate and human rights lawyer Michel Togué from Cameroon at a lunch briefing hosted by law firm Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam. During this meeting, Michel Togué spoke about his experiences

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10 October 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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10 October 2019

Pre-session Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kazakhstan in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Kazakhstan. During this

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7 October 2019

International statement of solidarity

the Netherlands

On 4 October 2019, a memorial service was organized for Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum. On this day, a international solidarity statement signed by 34 organizations including Lawyers for Lawyers was published. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was

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2 October 2019

Mohamed El-Baqer arrested

Egypt

On 29 September 2019, the Egyptian authorities arrested lawyer and human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer in Cairo. The current place of his detention remains unknown. This was reported by Frontline Defenders. Mohamed El-Baqer is an Egyptian lawyer and human rights

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30 September 2019

Letter on arrest Mahienour El-Massry

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender Mahienour El-Massry in Cairo. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. On 22 September 2019, Mahienour El-Massry was arrested by

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23 September 2019

Side event: Lawyers Under Threat in OSCE Region

Side Event OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meetings Lawyers Under Threat in OSCE Region: Identifying Trends and Finding Solutions *Photo credit: OSCE/Maria Kuchma  September 25, 2019 18.15-19.45 Plenary Hall Warsaw National Stadium (PGE Narodowy), GATE 1, 2nd floor Warsaw, Poland Hosted

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20 September 2019

Oral statement on UPR outcome

Democratic Republic of Congo

On 19 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was adopted. Lawyers

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19 September 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

Philippines

On 18 September 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statement was delivered during the General Debate Item 4:

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18 September 2019

L4L shocked by liquidation of lawyer

Lawyers for Lawyers is shocked by the liquidation of lawyer Derk Wiersum (44). Our thoughts go out to his family members and relatives. Derk Wiersum was shot dead in Amsterdam on 18 September. He was, amongst others, the lawyer of

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17 September 2019

Joint call by international legal community: Protect Filipino lawyers!

Philippines

Today, Lawyers for Lawyers together with 151 international and domestic bar associations, other lawyers’ organizations and legal professionals from 49 countries around the world called on the Government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to stop the attacks

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