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7 november 2019

Lawyer shot and injured

Nederland

On 6 November 2019, another shocking incident involving a Dutch lawyer occurred. Philippe Schol, a lawyer working in Enschede, was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants just across the border in Germany. An investigation into the incident and possible links

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6 november 2019

Joint letter on threats against Germán Romero Sánchez

Colombia

In a joint letter to the Colombian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Colombian Caravana, Fundación Abogacía Española, Observatoire International des Avocats and Illustre Colegio de la Abogacia de Bizkaia expressed concerns about the imminent risk to lawyer

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24 oktober 2019

Michel Togué’s fight against sexual and gender discrimination

Kameroen

“Change will come, even if it will be after me” Text: Johan van Uffelen Photo: Peter Beijen Amsterdam, commonly referred to as the epicentre of sexual freedom. October 11, International Coming Out Day. It is no coincidence that Lawyers for

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22 oktober 2019

International Coming Out Day Event

Michel Togué: “I’m really happy you are here to celebrate Coming Out Day. Meanwhile in Cameroon our LGBT+ people are still in the closet, because the law doesn’t allow them to be who they are.”  Photo’s by: Stichting FORWARD On

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14 oktober 2019

Czarina Musni struggles for justice in the Philippines

Filippijnen

Brave clients deserve brave lawyers Tekst: Johan van Uffelen The UN Human Rights Council recently adopted a resolution which expresses great concern on the human rights situation in the Philippines. In particular with regard to the reported extrajudicial killings and

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14 oktober 2019

Lawyers at Risk: Michel Togué about defending LGBT+ rights and fair trial in Cameroon

Kameroen

On Wednesday 9 October, Lawyers for Lawyers welcomed Geuzenpenning Laureate and human rights lawyer Michel Togué from Cameroon at a lunch briefing hosted by law firm Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam. During this meeting, Michel Togué spoke about his experiences

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Iran

Iran

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Iran. During this

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10 oktober 2019

Pre-session Kazakhstan

Kazachstan

On 10 October 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kazakhstan in Geneva. In March 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a UPR-report on the situation of lawyers in Kazakhstan. During this

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7 oktober 2019

International statement of solidarity

Nederland

On 4 October 2019, a memorial service was organized for Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum. On this day, a international solidarity statement signed by 34 organizations including Lawyers for Lawyers was published. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was

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2 oktober 2019

Mohamed El-Baqer arrested

Egypte

On 29 September 2019, the Egyptian authorities arrested lawyer and human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer in Cairo. The current place of his detention remains unknown. This was reported by Frontline Defenders. Mohamed El-Baqer is an Egyptian lawyer and human rights

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30 september 2019

Letter on arrest Mahienour El-Massry

Egypte

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender Mahienour El-Massry in Cairo. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. On 22 September 2019, Mahienour El-Massry was arrested by

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23 september 2019

Side event: Lawyers Under Threat in OSCE Region

Side Event OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meetings Lawyers Under Threat in OSCE Region: Identifying Trends and Finding Solutions *Photo credit: OSCE/Maria Kuchma  September 25, 2019 18.15-19.45 Plenary Hall Warsaw National Stadium (PGE Narodowy), GATE 1, 2nd floor Warsaw, Poland Hosted

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