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16 juli 2019

Harassment of Lawyers Collective

India

On 11 July 2019, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the offices of the Indian human rights organisation Lawyers Collective and the homes of lawyers and founders of the organisation Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. This was reported by Frontline Defenders. Lawyers Collective

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15 juli 2019

Event at Consulate in honor of L4L Award for Selçuk Kozağaçlı

Turkije

On 10 July 2019 the Dutch consulate in Istanbul hosted a special event in honor of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award given to lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey. Kozağaçlı, who is currently serving a long prison sentence in Turkey, has

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12 juli 2019

L4L observed hearing in the CHD-1 trial

Turkije

On 10 July 2019 representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), together with lawyers from France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, observed a hearing in the so-called CHD-1 case. In this case L4L-award laureate Selçuk Kozağaçlı is one of the

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11 juli 2019

UN HRC Resolution on Philippines

Filippijnen

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 11 July on the situation in the Philippines. The resolution expressed concern on reported cases of extrajudicial killings in line with the drug war, and also

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10 juli 2019

Filipino lawyers at risk by state tagging

Filippijnen

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned over the ‘red-tagging’ of lawyers and lawyers’ groups in the Philippines as it puts lawyers’ safety and independence at risk. On 11 July, a court hearing takes place where members of the military must

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9 juli 2019

4th Anniversary of the ‘709 Crackdown’

China

Today, 9 July 2019, marks 4 years since the start of the “709 Crackdown”. On this day in 2015,  an unprecedented and seemingly well-coordinated detention campaign of a large number of human rights lawyers and defenders in China was initiated.

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2 juli 2019

Statement: Attacks on lawyers in China, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

On 1 July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the attacks on lawyers in China,

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1 juli 2019

Oral statement to Human Rights Committee

Tadzjikistan

Today Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 126th session of the Human Rights Committee for the review of Tajikistan’s compliance with it’s international human rights obligations. In July 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission for the List

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26 juni 2019

Disbarment Sergey Sizintsev

Kazachstan

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the recent disbarment of Sergey Sizintsev, a senior partner at the De Facto law firm in Kazakhstan and former Executive Director of the Republican Bar Association. According to our information, Sergey Sizintsev served as

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25 juni 2019

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council

China

On 24 June 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with ISHR, LRWC and IBAHRI delivered a joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the situation of lawyers in China. The statement was delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with Special

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25 juni 2019

Abu al-Khair to receive ABA Award

Saudi Arabië

On 21 June 2019, the American Bar Association announced that the 2019 ABA International Human Rights Award will be awarded to Waleed Abu al-Khair, who is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence. The award honours his his extraordinary work to

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20 juni 2019

Vacancy trial monitoring volunteers

LAWYERS FOR LAWYERS is looking for Trial Monitoring volunteers for Turkey First trip July 10th 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers Award winner Selçuk Kozagaçli (picture) was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months imprisonment in March 2019. On 10 July, a

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