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21 september 2021

Report: Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe

Lawyers for Lawyers and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have launched the joint report “Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe”. The report reflects on the worrisome trend of increased systematic arrests of a number of Zimbabwean lawyers, and

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20 september 2021

Colombia: UPR mid-term report

Colombia

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Colombia in 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Right Watch Canada and the Colombian Caravana have written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent Colombia has implemented

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20 september 2021

An entire profession on trial

Turkey

Press release issued by the legal Fact Finding Mission, taking place in Istanbul from 15 September to 20 September, to monitor and observe current mass trials against lawyers in Turkey. A group of approximately 30 lawyers from Belgium, France, Germany,

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16 september 2021

Joint oral statement during ID with Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar

On 13 September, Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and the Law Society of England and Wales delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM). The dialogue took

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15 september 2021

Uganda drops money laundering charges against Nicholas Opiyo

Uganda

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the charges against lawyer and human rights defender Nicholas Opiyo were dropped on Monday 13 September 2021. Lawyers for Lawyers has previously issued a joint statement on Mr Opiyo’s behalf in January 2021.

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9 september 2021

Maksim Znak and Liudmila Kazak laureates Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2021

Belarusian lawyers Maksim Znak and Liudmila Kazak will receive the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2021. The Award will be presented at a ceremony co-hosted by Lawyers for Lawyers and the Amsterdam Bar Association in the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam on

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6 september 2021

Study Association NSO Eques raises €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers.

NSO Eques has raised €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers through a sponsored sports event. On 27 August 2021, study association NSO Eques from Nijmegen organized a sports event to raise money for Lawyers for Lawyers. The twenty business law students

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1 september 2021

Event ‘Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe’ on 21/09/2021

Lawyers for Lawyers, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) are organizing an online international conference on the Attacks against Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe, taking place on 21 September 2021 from

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30 augustus 2021

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Today, 30 August, marks the UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. In recognition of the challenges that victims of enforced disappearance and their families face, Lawyers for Lawyers would like to draw attention to the cases of disappeared

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30 augustus 2021

Chapter Four closed by Ugandan authorities

Uganda

Lawyers for Lawyers has received concerning reports that the Uganda-based NGO Chapter Four has been closed by the Ugandan authorities. Chapter Four is a civil rights charity working to defend human rights and civil liberties in Uganda at which many

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25 augustus 2021

Four lawyers arrested in Iran

Iran

Lawyers for Lawyers has received reports that four lawyers have been arrested in Iran on 14 August 2021. The lawyers were preparing to file a lawsuit against state officials for their gross mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but were arrested

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23 augustus 2021

Who will defend the defenders in Turkey?

Turkey

This piece was originally published on 19 August 2021 on OpenGlobalRights in English; in Turkish; and Spanish. Not long ago, international human rights scholars and experts considered Turkey a promising story of democratic transformation. But both human rights and those

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