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2 maart 2021

Call for nominations: L4L Award 2021

The Lawyers for Lawyers Award aims to honor lawyers who have made significant contributions to the protection of the rule of law and human rights in challenging environments. Through the Award, Lawyers for Lawyers generates public recognition for the work

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5 maart 2021

Release of Islam Salama

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the release of Egyptian attorney at law Islam Salama who is back home after 40 days of enforced disappearance. Earlier this month, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the enforced disappearance of attorney at law Mr.

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4 maart 2021

Concerns about the revocation of licenses of Xi Xiangdong and Zhou Ze and suspension of Peng Yonghe’s license

China

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the ongoing suspension and revocation of the licenses of lawyers, who take on politically sensitive cases. After the cases of Lu Siwei and Ren Quanniu last month, it has been confirmed that again the

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4 maart 2021

Concerns about the suspension of the legal practicing licenses of Yang Bin en Chang Weiping

China

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the revocation of the legal practicing licenses of lawyers Yang Bin and Chang Weiping from China. Both lawyers are known to have taken on politically sensitive cases. Human rights lawyer Yang Bins’ legal practicing

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2 maart 2021

Joint action letter to UN Special Rapporteurs: Tahir Elçi

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 47 other lawyers’ and human rights organisations wrote a letter to the United Nations (UN) special mandate holders on the killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on 28 November 2015 and the lack of

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2 maart 2021

Letter on the enforced disappearance of Islam Salama

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the enforced disappearance of attorney at law Islam Salama. Mr. Salama disappeared after a Court ordered his release on bail on 16 January 2021. To date, his

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1 maart 2021

Joint oral statement during id High Commissioner report on Belarus

Belarus

On 25 February, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales (Law Society) delivered an oral statement during the enhanced interactive dialogue on the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation

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28 februari 2021

Joint statement on the continuous house arrest of Jiang Tianyong

China

Two years ago, on the 28th of February 2019, Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong was officially released from prison after serving a two-year prison sentence for ‘inciting subversion of state power’. However, since his release, Mr Jiang has been kept under

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24 februari 2021

Joint statement to the Human Rights Council

Turkey

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a joint written statement to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council on the continued deterioration of the rule of law and persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders. The

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23 februari 2021

Announcement International Fair Trial Day and the Ebru Timtik Award

Hold the Date – International Fair Trial Day and the Ebru Timtik Award (14 June 2021) The right to a fair trial has long been recognised by the international community as a fundamental human right.  Without a fair trial every

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22 februari 2021

Hejaaz Hizbullah produced before court

Sri-Lanka

According to information we have received, Hejaaz Hizbullah was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on 18 February 2021 on the instructions of an Attorney General to the Inspector General of Police. During the hearing, Hejaaz Hizbullah was remanded in

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17 februari 2021

Letter to the Lawyers Council of Thailand on disbarment proceedings against Anon Nampha

Thailand

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Anon Nampha, and urged the Lawyers Council of Thailand to dismiss the complaint

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