Join statement on the occasion of the first International Fair Trial Day and Ebru Timtik Award
Today, 14 June 2021, marks the inaugural International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) which will be observed for the first time worldwide. The focus country of the IFTD this year is Turkey, a country that is and has been suffering for many years, from systemic human rights violations and a serious lack of fair trial standards.
On the occasion of the IFTD, drawing attention to the deteriorating situation in the country, Lawyers for Lawyers has co-signed a statement, in which the undersigned organisations call upon the Turkish authorities to take the necessary steps urgently to instate the right to a fair trial in Turkey and to create an environment under which these fundamental procedural rights can effectively be protected. The undersigned organisations also call upon the international community to increase their efforts to draw attention to the situation in Turkey with a particular focus on the issues around the fair trial principles. Read the full statement here.
Concerns about Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill
On 21 March 2023, the Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2023. The Bill is claimed to “protect the traditional family” and introduces severe punishments for “homosexual acts”. It even introduced the death penalty. Lawyers for Lawyers is concernedLees verder
Chen Wuquan released from prison
Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Wuquan has been released from prison after five years on February 8, 2023. Chen Wuquan was taken into custody on 9 February 2018, following his “War to ProtectLees verder
Joint Statement on the harassment of Zimbabwean lawyer Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere
Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the judicial and physical harassment of Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere. As a lawyer, Mr. Kadzere works on human rights cases and isLees verder
Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat – Afghanistan
24 januari 2021 is de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat’. Dit jaar staat de dag in het teken van advocaten uit Afghanistan die vanwege hun legitieme werkzaamheden in de problemen komen. In het kader van deze dag worden op dinsdagLees verder