Nieuws

12 augustus 2020

Joint statement: lawyers on hunger strike near death

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers has signed a joint statement alongside the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), The Law Society of England and Wales and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

Lees verder
12 augustus 2020

Intervention from Didem Baydar Ünsal about Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal

Turkey

On 11 June 2020, the online conference “Lawyers rights in peril: A discussion on the challenges to the integrity of the legal profession in Turkey amid the ongoing hungers strikes of the lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal” took place.

Lees verder
11 augustus 2020

Press conference on the situation and plight of lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal

Turkey

On 11 August, a press conference and open discussion is being organized to draw attention to the plight of human rights lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, who have been on hunger strike since February 2020 to strengthen their demand for

Lees verder
9 augustus 2020

Veronica Koman: defending the West Papuan indigenous people of Indonesia

Indonesia

Today, the 9th of August, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this day, Lawyers for Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to the work of lawyers around the world who represent indigenous

Lees verder
31 juli 2020

Lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal not released

Turkey

Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal from the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) in Turkey have been on a hunger strike for more than 5 months to support their demand for a fair trial. On 30 July, the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal

Lees verder
30 juli 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in Indonesia

Indonesia

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

Lees verder
29 juli 2020

Concerns about the situation of lawyers in Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the situation of lawyers in Sri Lanka.  It was reported that multiple lawyers are the subject of targeted arrests, threats and intimidation since 2019. On 14 April 2020, lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested by the

Lees verder
29 juli 2020

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s bank accounts frozen

Iran

On 27 July 2020, Reza Khandan, reported that the bank accounts of his wife human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh have been frozen by the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office since May 2020. Reza Khandan and Nasrin Sotoudeh’s lawyer have visited the legal

Lees verder
28 juli 2020

Letter on the continued detention of Dr. Mohammad Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

In a letter to the UAE authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued arbitrary detention of lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken. This month, it has been eight years since Dr. Mohammad Al-Roken, a respected human rights lawyer, from the

Lees verder
27 juli 2020

Joint letter on the alleged illegal espionage against Colombian lawyers

Colombia

In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, and Lawyers for Lawyers together with nine human rights organizations, expressed concerns about recent allegations of the Colombian National Army’s unlawful surveillance activities of 130 individuals, including lawyers of the José Alvear Restrepo

Lees verder
23 juli 2020

COVID-19 Series: The impact of the crisis on lawyers in the Dominican Republic

The COVID-19 crisis poses huge challenges to human rights and the rule of law. The pandemic also affects lawyers all around the world in their daily professional activities, which causes a great impact on the legal profession. Lawyers for Lawyers

Lees verder
22 juli 2020

Joint UPR submission Myanmar

Myanmar

In July, Lawyers for Lawyers together with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Myanmar. The review will take place in January/February 2021. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada highlight that

Lees verder