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10 februari 2020

Submission to Human Rights Committee

Philippines

In March 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the Philippines’ compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission

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6 februari 2020

Joint letter on threats against Adil Meléndez

Colombia

In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, Lawyers for Lawyers and several other organizations expressed concern about the recent threats made against Colombian human rights lawyer Adil Meléndez. Adil Jose Meléndez Marquez is a prominent Colombian human rights lawyer. He

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4 februari 2020

Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020

Pakistan

On 24 January 2020, the tenth edition of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer took place. This year’s edition was focusing on the extremely difficult situation of lawyers in Pakistan. The foundation The Day of the Endangered Lawyer and Lawyers

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25 januari 2020

Chinese New Year: situation of lawyers in the Year of the Rat

China

新年快乐 (happy new year)! Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Unfortunately, the Year of the Rat does not seem to bring prosperity and happiness for many human rights lawyers and

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24 januari 2020

Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk

On the occasion of the International Day of Endangered Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) launched a Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk to further advance its protection of lawyers’ mandate. Lawyers for Lawyers contributed to the Toolkit.

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22 januari 2020

Joint letter on actions taken against several Chinese human rights lawyers

China

In a joint letter the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concerns about the recent actions that were taken against several Chinese human rights lawyers in December 2019 and January 2020 that could be construed

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22 januari 2020

Waleed Abu Al-Khair on hunger strike

Saudi Arabia

On 9 January 2019, prominent Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair was transferred to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah. Abu-Khair’s health deteriorated radically after he restarted his hunger strike on 11 December 2019, after he was being put

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14 januari 2020

Egyptian human rights lawyer Gamel Eid assaulted

Egypt

On 29 December 2019, the Egyptian human rights lawyer Gamel Eid was physically attacked by armed men who appeared to have been security forces. This was reported by Human Rights Watch. Eid is a prominent human rights lawyer and the executive director of the

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10 januari 2020

Concerns about draft law restricting judicial independence

Poland

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the possible adoption of the so-called ‘Gag-act’ in Poland, a draft law that would put judges at risk of disciplinary action for their interpretation and application of the law, including EU and international law.

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9 januari 2020

Caravana Blog #11

Colombia

15 months after: Colombia, no has sido olvidado (Colombia, you haven’t been forgotten) On 28 September 2018, while writing the final blog for the 2018 Caravana Internacional de Juristas a Colombia, I promised myself to not forget Colombia. To not

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6 januari 2020

Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat. Kom ook!

Vrijdag 24 januari 2020 is de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de bedreigde advocaat’. Dit jaar bestaat Stichting Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat tien jaar, en het is dan ook de tiende keer dat de dag wordt georganiseerd. Dit jaar staat de dag in

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19 december 2019

Vacature legal assistant

Vacature legal assistant 16 uur per week, per 1 maart 2020  Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) komt op voor bedreigde advocaten. We helpen advocaten om hun taak als beschermer van de rechtsstaat vrij en onafhankelijk te kunnen uitoefenen en zetten ons

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