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25 maart 2020

Joint statement: protect prisoners, including lawyers, from pandemic

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with fifteen other organisations, urged the Turkish Government not to exempt the release of political prisoners, particularly lawyers, journalists, politicians, artists, judges and prosecutors, human rights defenders and and others arbitrarily detained during the purge under emergency measures (2016-2018), in its

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20 maart 2020

Iranian New Year: situation of lawyers on the ‘Nowruz’

Iran

سال نو مبارک (happy new year)! Today marks the start of the Iranian New Year. Unfortunately, the ‘Nowruz’ does not seem to bring prosperity and happiness for many human rights lawyers who have been detained and prosecuted by the Iranian

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18 maart 2020

Ding Jiaxi remains in custody following 1226 Crackdown arrest

China

Former human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi remains detained following an arrest by police in Shandong Province, China on 26 December 2019. Ding’s arrest is part of a large-scale crackdown targeting human rights lawyers and citizen activists, which has been labelled

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16 maart 2020

Joint statement: suspension of Fatma Karume

Tanzania

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales,  AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers, SADCLA and SALC have issued a joint statement of concern regarding the suspension

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15 maart 2020

Unannounced visits to offices of LBH APIK

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have called on the Indonesian authorities to conduct a professional and independent investigation into the conduct of the people, including the 4 police officers, who made unannounced visits without a search warrant

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12 maart 2020

Oral statement Egypt UPR outcome

Egypt

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, The Law Society of England and Wales (“Law Society”), and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session

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12 maart 2020

Oral statement Kazakhstan UPR outcome

Kazakhstan

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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12 maart 2020

Oral statement Iran UPR outcome

Iran

On 12 March 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement during the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of

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11 maart 2020

Letter on the arrest and attack on lawyer Douglas Coltart

Zimbabwe

In a letter to the Zimbabwean authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the arrest and attack on Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart. Douglas Coltart is a human rights lawyer and a member of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human

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9 maart 2020

Disbarment Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov and Erlan Gazumzhanov

On 26 February 2020, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan decided to disbar lawyers Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov and Erlan Gazumzhanov. Both Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov, the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Lawyers of the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and

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4 maart 2020

Human rights lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz in exile in The Netherlands: ,,Rule of law is non-existent in Iran”

Iran

,,I have no political goals. I’m not a criminal. I’m a lawyer” Text: Johan van Uffelen February 26 marked Lawyers Day in Iran. A day that has been established by the Bar Association of independent lawyers. But it is of

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1 maart 2020

Lawyers for Lawyers zoekt nieuwe vrijwilligers voor focusgroep ‘twinning’

Gemiddeld 5-8 uur/pm, per 1 mei 2020 Voor een lopend project zoekt Lawyers for Lawyers advocaten die zich voor een periode van één jaar willen inzetten als buddy voor een aantal Oost-Afrikaanse advocaten. Aangezien een aantal van de advocaten enkel

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