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2 januari 2023

Nominate now for the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2023!

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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3 februari 2023

Intervention letters – defending lawyers and human rights. Chang Weiping & Ding Jiaxi

China

Together with the Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, we have written intervention letters in which we express our concerns about the arrest, detention, prosecution and torture of

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31 januari 2023

Joint Statement on the forced deportation of human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the forced deportation of Salah Hammouri. As a lawyer, Mr. Hammouri represents political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. He has been

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27 januari 2023

Interview Nazeli Vardanyan: “Nothing can stop me as an environmental lawyer, I will fight until justice is done. International solidarity and support will guarantee the safety of environmental lawyers around the world”

Armenia

Illustration: Joost Hölscher The Armenian environmental lawyer, Nazeli Vardanyan, is admirable for her commitment to protecting Armenia’s environment. She is the founder and director of Armenian Forests Environmental NGO, which is committed to afforestation, reforestation, nature protection, engagement of community

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26 januari 2023

Killing of Eswatini human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko

eSwatini

Lawyers for Lawyers received the shocking news that, on 21 January 2023, Eswatini human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko was shot death in his home. This killing was condemned by the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Thulani

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23 januari 2023

Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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

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23 januari 2023

Venezuela: judiciary as weapon for political prosecution

Venezuela

by Trudeke Sillevis Smitt The Rule of Law Index 2022 was released at the end of October. In the very last place, number 140: Venezuela. The well-known human rights lawyer Alfredo Romero explains why. “It may sound unbelievable, but in

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22 januari 2023

Chinese New Year: Looking back on another year of repression of China’s legal professionals

China

Today, 22 January, marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Hopefully, the start of the Year of the Rabbit will bring a better tide for China’s human rights lawyers compared to the

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19 januari 2023

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

Thailand

Lawyers for Lawyers again expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Arnon Nampha. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the disbarment proceeding against Mr. Arnon Nampha, a lawyer and human rights defender, that is

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16 januari 2023

Tang Jitian released

China

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the Chinese human rights lawyer Tang Jitian was released on 14 January. Tang had been practicing law in Beijing since July 2007. He took on a lot of human rights cases, including those

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16 januari 2023

Interview Syeda Rizwana Hasan: “Environmental justice is intrinsic to every other human rights issue”

Illustration: Joost Hölscher Syeda Rizwana Hasan is a renowned environmental lawyer from Bangladesh and the chief executive of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). As the only environmental justice organisation in Bangladesh, BELA is involved in advocacy and environmental public

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4 januari 2023

Lawyer Tony Germain Nkina released from prison

Burundi

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Tony Germain Nkina has been released from prison after the Supreme Court of Burundi quashed his judgment on 8 December 2022. The well known human rights lawyer from Kayanza, Burundi provided legal assistance

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