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17 september 2020

Joint letter on arrest 55 lawyers from Ankara

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, the Bar Council

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16 september 2020

Joint letter on the continued detention and precarious health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi

Iran

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have expressed concerns about the continued detention and precarious health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi, both human rights lawyers in

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15 september 2020

Concerns about the recent developments in the situation of lawyers in Egypt

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the recent reports of new cases filed against Egyptian lawyers Mahienour El-Massry, Amr Imam, Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy and Mohamed El-Baqer.  We are also concerned about the conditions set for the release of Mohsen Bahnasi

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15 september 2020

Amsterdam Dean’s Award presented posthumously to Derk Wiersum

On 11 September, the Amsterdam Dean’s Award was presented posthumously to Derk Wiersum. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was shot in broad daylight right outside his house in Amsterdam in the early morning of 18 September 2019.

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14 september 2020

Online event: 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers, the Geneva Bar Association is hosting an event to celebrate this fundamental instrument. The event is supported by various organisations including Lawyers for

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14 september 2020

Global Day of Action for the Philippines: concerns about extrajudicial killings

Philippines

Today, on the Global Day of Action for the Philippines, Lawyers for Lawyers is more than ever concerned about the extrajudicial killings of human rights defenders and legal professionals in the Philippines. This Global Day is organized to draw attention

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11 september 2020

Joint statement in connection with the detention of Belarusian lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers has signed a joint statement alongside 63 other signatories, expressing concern about the detention of lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak. In the statement, Lawyers for Lawyers and the signatories urge the Belarusian authorities to immediately release

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8 september 2020

Disappearance of Pakistani lawyer Mr. Muhib Ali Leghari

Pakistan

On 7 September 2020 the Sindh Bar Council, the Bar Council of a province in the south of Pakistan, strongly condemned the enforced disappearance of lawyer Mr. Muhib Ali Leghari. According to the Sindh Bar Council, Mr. Muhib Ali Leghari

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7 september 2020

Commemoration of Ebru Timtik

Turkey

Today lawyers from various law firms and bar associations in the Netherlands observed a minute of silence to commemorate lawyer Ebru Timtik. Ebru Timtik passed away on 27 August 2020 after a hunger strike of 238 days, which she started

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7 september 2020

Joint statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the role of lawyers

Together with nearly 40 lawyers’ organizations and bar associations, Lawyers for Lawyers endorsed the statement of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the

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4 september 2020

Oproep: een minuut stilte voor advocate Ebru Timtik maandag 7 september 12.00 uur

Turkey

De Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten roept samen met de Federatie van Europese Balies (FBE) en Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) advocaten op tot het herdenken van de Turkse advocate  Ebru Timtik. Wij zullen deze minuut stilte in acht nemen op maandag

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4 september 2020

Aytaç Ünsal released

Turkey

On 3 September, Aytaç Ünsal was released after being on hunger strike for 213 days to demand fair trials and the administration of justice in Turkey. Earlier that day, the 16th Penal Chamber of the Court of Cassation ruled that

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