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2 March 2021

Call for nominations: L4L Award 2021

The Lawyers for Lawyers Award aims to honor lawyers who have made significant contributions to the protection of the rule of law and human rights in challenging environments. Through the Award, Lawyers for Lawyers generates public recognition for the work

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14 April 2021

Concerns about disbarment Liudmila Kazak

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrest, detention, and disbarment of Liudmila Kazak, a prominent human rights lawyer who has led the defense of political prisoners, human rights defenders, and journalists throughout her 22 years of practice, including opposition

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14 April 2021

Lawyers who have represented Belarusian opposition leaders are subject to persecution

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the situation of the lawyers Maxim Znak, Ilya Salei, Alexander Pylchenko, Liudmila Kazak and Siarhei Zikratski. These lawyers have represented  leaders of the democratic movement in Belarus and are believed to be the subject

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9 April 2021

Letter on the continued detention and the precarious health of Hoda Abdelmoneim

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued detention and the precarious health of 63-year-old human rights lawyer Mrs. Hoda Abdelmoneim. Mrs Abdelmoneim has been arbitrarily detained for over two years. Prior to

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9 April 2021

Letter on the arrest and continued detention of Haitham Mohamadein

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the arrest and continued detention of Egyptian human rights lawyer and labor rights defender Haitham Mohamadein. Through his affiliation with the El Nadim Centre for the Rehabilitation

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6 April 2021

Contempt proceedings against Charles Hector

Malaysia

It has been reported that the Malaysian lawyer and human rights defender Charles Hector potentially faces contempt of court charges. These potential charges are in relation to a letter he sent to an officer of the Jerantut District Forestry Office

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5 April 2021

Statement on the situation of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

On this day, 5 April 2021 – celebrated as ‘Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the on-going crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. In spite of a Human Rights Action Plan, that was

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1 April 2021

Hearing of lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah postponed for the second time

Sri-Lanka

According to our information , the court hearing in the case against Sri Lankan lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah has been postponed for the second time. The hearing was originally scheduled for 3 March, had been postponed to 18 March and has

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31 March 2021

Abdullah Al-Shamlawi prohibited from practicing law for one year

Bahrain

It has been reported that the Lawyers’ Disciplinary Board in Bahrain decided to prohibit prominent human rights lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi from practicing his profession for one year in hearing held on 22 March 2021. Al-Shamlawi is a legal consultant and

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29 March 2021

UPR submission Tanzania

Tanzania

On the 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tanzania. This review of Tanzania will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlights that Tanzania is currently

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29 March 2021

Joint UPR submission Hungary

Hungary

On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Bar Association submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Hungary. The UPR of Hungary will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers

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29 March 2021

Joint UPR submission Tajikistan

Tajikistan

On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Bar Association submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tajikistan. The UPR of Hungary will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers

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29 March 2021

UPR submission Thailand

Thailand

On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Thailand. This review will take place in June 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Thai authorities do not always

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