14 January 2021

Advocacy charter Nepal


Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Nepal with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal. In July 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for

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14 January 2021

Advocacy charter Myanmar


Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Myanmar with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar. In July 2020, Lawyers

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5 January 2021

Seminar – Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Azerbaijan)


The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021 focuses on Azerbaijan. The Law Society of England and Wales, ELDH, Deutscher Anwaltverein and Lawyers for Lawyers invite you to a seminar on some of the challenges faced by lawyers practising their profession

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17 December 2020

Hejaaz Hizbullah granted confidential access to counsel


According to information we have received, a Sri Lankan Attorney General has agreed to grant detained human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah confidential access to his lawyers for the first time since his arrest on 14 April 2020. Mr. Hizbullah was

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16 December 2020

Recap online Speaker Tour with lawyer from the Philippines

From 9 November to 7 December, Lawyers for Lawyers organized an online Speaker Tour with Czarina, a human rights lawyer from the Philippines. The Speaker Tour was organized with the support of Wolters Kluwer. As part of the Speaker Tour,

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15 December 2020

Order barring Beatrice Mtetwa from handling a case overturned


On 17 August 2020, lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was disqualified from representing her client journalist Hopewell Chin’ono by a Zimbabwean Magistrate. This attracted global concerns. Today, on the 15th of December, there has been a very welcome development in the case. In their application

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14 December 2020

Online conference “Protection of Attorneys’ Rights: Russian Specificity”

On 19 December 2020, the online media project Voice of Attorney is organizing an international online conference on problems faced by Russian attorneys at law who have been persecuted for their professional activities in 2019 and 2020. The event is being

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10 December 2020

Joint statement Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

On International Human Rights Day, Lawyers for Lawyers alongside the International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) and 7 other signatories, called on the UAE authorities to immediately release and human rights lawyer and defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. Eight

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9 December 2020

Seven years since disappearance Razan Zaitouneh


Today, 9 December 2018, marks seven years since the disappearance of lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. Together with her husband and two colleagues, Razan Zaitouneh disappeared on 9 December 2013 in Douma, after a group of armed men stormed the office of

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7 December 2020

Silver lining for LGBT+ community in Uganda

Last week Lawyers for Lawyers joined forces with its partner NautaDutilh in a webinar on LGBT+ rights in Uganda. Boudewijn Smit and Else Bavinck, both associate at NautaDutilh, had the honor to interview human rights lawyer and LGBT+ rights defender,

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7 December 2020

In Profiel: advocate Else Bavinck

Else Bavinck kwam met Lawyers for Lawyers in aanraking tijdens haar beroepsopleiding tot advocaat bij NautaDutilh. Toenmalig bestuurslid Harald Wiersema enthousiasmeerde haar in Woudschoten tot het worden van vrijwilliger bij Lawyers for Lawyers. Mensenrechten en het waarborgen van eerlijke rechtsspraak

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4 December 2020

Training “The legal and ethical framework for lawyers in the Netherlands”


On 4 December 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers provided an online training course on “The legal and ethical framework for lawyers in the Netherlands” to a group of lawyers from Kyrgyzstan.  The training offered the Kyrgyz lawyers the opportunity to learn

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