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14 januari 2021

Advocacy charter Nepal

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 januari 2021

Advocacy charter Myanmar

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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13 januari 2021

Turks sprekende stagiair(e) gezocht (stagevergoeding)

Gemiddeld 16-24 uur/wk, per 15 februari 2021 Wil jij meewerken aan een project met een focus op Turkije en daarmee het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten uit Turkije die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een

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5 januari 2021

Seminar – Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Azerbaijan)

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

Sri-Lanka

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

Zimbabwe

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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15 december 2020

Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat 2021 – Azerbeidzjan

Azerbaijan

24 januari 2021 is de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat’. Dit jaar staat de dag in het teken van advocaten uit Azerbeidzjan die vanwege hun legitieme werkzaamheden in de problemen komen. In het kader van deze dag worden op vrijdag 22

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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

Syria

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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