War in Ukraine from a lawyers’ perspective: voicing solidarity among lawyers

Following the invasion of Ukraine, local lawyers have been seriously compromised in the ability to continue their job. In its wake, the same goes for Belarusian and Russian lawyers, who have been subjected to increased repressive measures. As such, the wider consequences of this war place an immense strain on the ability of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian lawyers to continue practising their profession. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the wider consequences the war might have for lawyers, and wants to speak out in support of the lawyers who continue to protect and further the rule of law and human rights. This page contains informative posts on the situation. In this way, Lawyers for Lawyers wants to show solidarity with those lawyers who are under threat and give them a voice.

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22 juni 2022

Interview with Daria Korolenko: “We’ve talked about it for a long time, but only now has it become more visible outside of Russia”

Russian Federation

To help or support lawyers from the Russian Federation, the international legal community should use their resources to advocate for the documentation, monitoring and investigation of human rights violations in Russia, says OVD-Info’s Daria Korolenko. OVD-Info OVD-Info is an independent

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25 mei 2022

Joint letter on the detention of Alexander Danilevich

Belarus

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) express serious concerns regarding the detention of Belarusian lawyer Alexander Danilevich. According to the information we have received, on 20 May 2022,

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25 mei 2022

Video message from the Vice-President of the Ukrainian National Bar Association

Ukraine

Lawyers for Lawyers and the Amsterdam Bar Association organised a seminar on ‘Environmental Justice and the Work of Environmental Lawyers’ on 19 May 2022. We wanted to make use of the opportunity to address the ongoing war in Ukraine from

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19 april 2022

From one day to the next, everything is at stake. Lawyer Iurii Grygorenko tells what is happening in Ukraine

Ukraine

“Excuse me, I’m still a little sleepy. Lots of air raid sirens last night.” Iurii Grygorenko, lawyer and member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association’s Committee for Lawyers Rights, shows up at 9 a.m. on 18 March 2022 for an

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