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31 juli 2020

Lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal not released

Turkey

Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal from the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) in Turkey have been on a hunger strike for more than 5 months to support their demand for a fair trial. On 30 July, the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal

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30 juli 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in Indonesia

Indonesia

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

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29 juli 2020

Concerns about the situation of lawyers in Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the situation of lawyers in Sri Lanka.  It was reported that multiple lawyers are the subject of targeted arrests, threats and intimidation since 2019. On 14 April 2020, lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested by the

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29 juli 2020

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s bank accounts frozen

Iran

On 27 July 2020, Reza Khandan, reported that the bank accounts of his wife human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh have been frozen by the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office since May 2020. Reza Khandan and Nasrin Sotoudeh’s lawyer have visited the legal

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28 juli 2020

Letter on the continued detention of Dr. Mohammad Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

In a letter to the UAE authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued arbitrary detention of lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. This month, it has been eight years since Dr. Mohammad Al-Roken, a respected human rights lawyer, from the

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27 juli 2020

Joint letter on the alleged illegal espionage against Colombian lawyers

Colombia

In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, and Lawyers for Lawyers together with nine human rights organizations, expressed concerns about recent allegations of the Colombian National Army’s unlawful surveillance activities of 130 individuals, including lawyers of the José Alvear Restrepo

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23 juli 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in the Dominican Republic

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

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22 juli 2020

Joint UPR submission Myanmar

Myanmar

In July, Lawyers for Lawyers together with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Myanmar. The review will take place in January/February 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada highlight that

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21 juli 2020

UPR submission Nepal

Nepal

In July, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal. This review will take place in January/February 2021. In the report Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Nepalese authorities do not always uphold the necessary guarantees for

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20 juli 2020

UNHRC Resolution on the independence of the judiciary, jurors and assessors, and the independence of lawyers

During the 44th session, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a Resolution on the on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors, and the independence of lawyers. In the Resolution, the Council condemns the:

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15 juli 2020

Joint oral statement Myanmar Human Rights Council

Myanmar

On 13 July 2020, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. This dialogue took place during the 44th Session

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15 juli 2020

Joint letter about risks and challenges for justice and lawyers in Colombia during COVID-19

Colombia

In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, Lawyers for Lawyers, Action for Justice, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Fundación de la Abogacía Española, Asociación Libre de Abogadas y Abogados, and various individuals have expressed concerns about the risks and challenges for

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