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Human Rights

Turkey: Lawyers at Risk

18 September 2014

The Law Society wrote to the President of Turkey in relation to a number of cases which have been brought in Turkey over the last year or so against lawyers who are engaged in the representation of individuals whose cases involve human rights principles.  

Colombia: 2 Lawyers at Risk

18 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the President of Colombia regarding the murder of two Colombian lawyers.  

Sri Lanka: Ms Nimalka Fernando - Lawyer at Risk

9 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

   

Bahrain: Mr Naji Fateel - HRD at Risk

9 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa in Bahrain, after repeated reports of the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of the human rights defender, Mr Naji Fateel.  

Philippines: Ms Elisa Lascoña Tulid - Killing of HRD

9 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the President of the Republic of the Philippines, expressing grave concerns by reports of the killing of human rights defender Ms Elisa Lascoña Tulid.  

Guatemala: Concerns raised over possible amnesty for General Rios Mont

9 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to Dr Hector Hugo Perez Aguilera, President Magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Guatemala regarding concerns over a possible amnesty for General Rios Montt.  

Pakistan: Mr Mushtaq Gill- Lawyer at Risk

9 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to His Excellency Mr Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan, expressing concern regarding the situation of lawyer Mr Mushtaq Gill.  

Malaysia: Ms Lena Hendry - HRD at Risk

9 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Prime Minister of Malaysia concerning human rights defender Ms Lena Hendry.  

Turkey: Mr Ramazan Demir - Lawyer at Risk

4 December 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the President of Turkey expressing concern regarding the situation of lawyer Mr Ramazan Demir.

Vietnam: Mr Le Quoc Quan - Lawyer at Risk

27 November 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam expressing concern regarding the situation of Mr Le Quoc Quan, a prominent and highly respected human rights lawyer.  

Russia: Alexei Navalny - Lawyer at Risk

29 August 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Minister of Justice in Russia expressing concern regarding the situation of lawyer Alexei Navalny.  

Honduras: Trial Court Judge Mireya Mendoza Pena Murdered

27 August 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the President of Honduras urging him to set up an impartial and thorough investigation into the murder of Trial Court Judge Mireya Mendoza Pena.  

Ukraine: Oleksandr Volkov v. Ukraine

19 July 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe regarding the judgment in Oleksandr Volkov v. Ukraine.

Russia: Lawyers at Risk in Dagestan

19 July 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation expressing concern regarding the safety of two lawyers working in Dagestan.  

Tajikistan: Mr Salim Shamsiddinov - Lawyer at Risk

16 April 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the President of Tajikistan expressing concern regarding the situation of lawyer Mr Salim Shamsiddinov.  

Nepal: Ms Mandira Sharma - Lawyer at Risk

26 March 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Prime Minister of Nepal expressing concern regarding the situation of lawyer Ms Mandira Sharma and others.  

Zimbabwe: Beatrice Mtetwa - Lawyer at Risk

18 March 2013Updated: 18 September 2014

The Law Society wrote to Gabriel Machinga, the Zimbabwean Ambassador calling for the immediate release of human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa.

All Interventions in 2013