2019

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    Law Society sends letter on Egyptian lawyer

    2019-12-13T16:16:00Z

    The Law Society is concerned about the arrest and enforced disappearance of Mohamed El-Baqer, a human rights lawyer and Director of Adalah Centre for Rights and Freedoms. Mohamed El-Baqer was arrested at the State Security Prosecution premises on 29 September whilst he was meeting with his client, Alaa Abdel Fattah, ...

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    Law Society sends letter on Russian lawyer

    2019-12-11T15:14:00Z

    The Law Society is concerned about the ongoing judicial harassment of Russian human rights lawyer Mikhail Benyash. We have previously written an intervention letter on his behalf regarding his arrest on 17 December 2018. Mikhail Benyash was violently arrested on 23 September 2018 whilst providing legal ...

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    Law Society sends letter on Mexican lawyer

    2019-11-11T14:34:00Z

    The Law Society is concerned about the security situation of the lawyer Maricela Vásquez and her colleagues who work at the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The Centre provides legal and psychosocial assistance to victims of serious human rights violations, such as torture, extrajudicial killings ...

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    Law Society sends letter on Nepalese lawyer

    2019-11-05T14:12:00Z

    The Law Society has sent a letter to Nepalese authorities to express concern around the safety of Badri Bhusal, a Nepalese lawyer, human rights defender, and chair of the Collective Campaign for Pease - a national network of 43 peace and human rights non-governmental organisations from 29 different districts in ...

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    Law Society sends letter on death threats made against Colombian lawyer

    2019-10-28T11:51:00Z

    The Law Society has sent a letter to Colombian authorities to express grave concern about death threats – and other security incidents – against the lawyer Germán Romero Sánchez. Mr. Romero Sánchez legally represents victims of serious human rights violations, such as extrajudicial executions, in cases brought against high-ranking ...

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    International Statement of Solidarity with killed Dutch lawyer

    2019-10-08T12:33:00Z

    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 the Law Society. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was shot in broad daylight right outside his house in Amsterdam in ...

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    The Law Society co-signs letter on attacks against lawyers in the Philippines

    2019-09-17T12:32:00Z

    The Law Society joined 151 international and domestic bar associations, other lawyers’ organizations and legal professionals from 49 countries around the world to call on the Government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to stop the attacks against and extrajudicial killings of lawyers and to end the culture ...

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    The Law Society co-signs letter on Chinese human rights lawyer

    2019-08-14T10:26:00Z

    The Law Society joined 18 organisations and individuals to co-sign a letter to Chinese authorities challenging the revocation of the license to practice of human rights lawyer Li Jinxing.

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    Law Society sends letter on Guatemalan human rights defender

    2019-07-01T15:17:00Z

    The Law Society is deeply concerned by the ongoing and increasing death threats made against Domingo Vasquez, an indigenous leader and human rights defender in Guatemala.

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    Law Society sends letter on convicted Iranian lawyer

    2019-06-28T15:04:00Z

    The Iranian lawyer Amirsalar Davoud was recently convicted to 30 years imprisonment and 111 lashes on charges of “insulting officials”, “propaganda against the state”, and “forming a group with the purpose of disrupting national security”.

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    Law Society writes letter on the indictment of Turkish lawyer

    2019-06-20T14:02:00Z

    The Law Society sent a letter to Turkish authorities urging them to discontinue proceedings against lawyer Veysel Ok.

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    Letter on the arbitrary detention and long-term imprisonment of 18 lawyers in Turkey

    2019-05-20T14:20:00Z

    The Law Society has sent a joint letter with 23 other organistations and individuals to four United Nations Special Rapporteurs.

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    Letter on Chinese Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

    2019-04-08T10:47:00Z

    The Law Society sent a joint letter to Chinese authorities on the situation of lawyer Jiang Tianyong. This lawyer was convicted in August 2017 on charges of “inciting subversion of state power”. Prior to his release scheduled for February 2019, the Law Society and others call on the Chinese ...

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    Letter on Chinese Lawyer Wang Quanzhang

    2019-04-08T10:43:00Z

    The Law Society sent a joint letter to Chinese authorities on the situation of lawyer Wang Quanzhang. This lawyer was convicted and sentenced on charges of “subversion of state power” to four years and six months imprisonment, as well as banned from exercising his political rights and carrying out his ...

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    Joint statement on the situation of Lawyers in Turkey

    2019-04-08T10:33:00Z

    The Law Society joins the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), international organisations, and law societies and bar associations from 15 European countries in a joint statement on the situation of lawyers in Turkey. This statement was issued on 5 April 2019, which is Lawyers’ Day ...

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    Law Society sends letter to Iranian authorities on lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

    2019-04-04T14:46:00Z

    In March 2019, Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. The Law Society have issued an intervention letter calling for her immediate release.