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4 December 2019

Vacature student-stage

Gemiddeld 8 uur/wk, per 1 februari 2020 Wil jij het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een NGO werkt en een netwerk opbouwen met advocaten van kleine en grote kantoren?

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4 December 2019

Victoria case in Myanmar

Myanmar

The cases of the lawyers U Khin Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung from Myanmar were brought to the attention of Lawyers for Lawyers. U Khing Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung jointly defend a defendant in a

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4 December 2019

The Victoria case in Myanmar

Myanmar

The cases of the lawyers U Khin Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung from Myanmar were brought to the attention of Lawyers for Lawyers. U Khing Maung Zaw and Daw Su Darli Aung  jointly defend a defendant in a

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4 December 2019

We are all Tahir Elçi

Turkey

‘‘We are all Tahir Elçi’’ was repeatedly enunciated during the commemoration of the death of Turkish lawyer Tahir Elçi. On the 28th of November 2019, Turkish lawyers, held a commemoration for their colleague Tahir Elçi in front of the court

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25 November 2019

Preventive detention Mahienour El-Massry prolonged

Egypt

On 18 November 2019, the the Supreme Public Prosecution again prolonged the preventive detention of Egyptian human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry for an additional fifteen days, for “investigative purposes”. Mahienour El-Massry is a prominent human rights lawyer known for her

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20 November 2019

Follow-up concluding observations by UN Human Rights Committee

Azerbaijan

On 8 November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee published a report evaluating the follow-up to its concluding observations on Azerbaijan. In October 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Azerbaijan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations under the ICCPR. Lawyers for

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13 November 2019

Open letter calling for the release of Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

In an open letter to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Lawyers for Lawyers together with other organisations called for the release of prominent lawyer and human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken. The UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin

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12 November 2019

Advocacy charter Egypt

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Egypt with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report

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7 November 2019

Lawyer shot and injured

the Netherlands

On 6 November 2019, another shocking incident involving a Dutch lawyer occurred. Philippe Schol, a lawyer working in Enschede, was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants just across the border in Germany. An investigation into the incident and possible links

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6 November 2019

Joint letter on threats against Germán Romero Sánchez

Colombia

In a joint letter to the Colombian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Colombian Caravana, Fundación Abogacía Española, Observatoire International des Avocats and Illustre Colegio de la Abogacia de Bizkaia expressed concerns about the imminent risk to lawyer Germán Romero

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24 October 2019

Michel Togué’s fight against sexual and gender discrimination

Cameroon

“Change will come, even if it will be after me” Text: Johan van Uffelen Photo: Peter Beijen Amsterdam, commonly referred to as the epicentre of sexual freedom. October 11, International Coming Out Day. It is no coincidence that Lawyers for

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22 October 2019

International Coming Out Day Event

Michel Togué: “I’m really happy you are here to celebrate Coming Out Day. Meanwhile in Cameroon our LGBT+ people are still in the closet, because the law doesn’t allow them to be who they are.”  Photo’s by: Stichting FORWARD On

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