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Belarus Sentencing of lawyer Oleg Volchek

24 Mar 17 L4L is concerned about the sentencing of lawyer Oleg Volchek. We shared our concerns in a letter to the authorities of Belarus. Oleg Volchek is a prominent human rights lawyer and director of the non-governmental organisation Pravovaya Pomoshch Naseleniyu (Legal Aid to Population). He defends political rights and fights against the use of torture and bad conditions in […]
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Turkey L4L and FTW observe hearing in KCK-trial in Istanbul

16 Mar 17 On March 9, 2017 there was another hearing in Istanbul  in the long-running case against 46 lawyers  accused of being involved in terrorism. The trial ...
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Cameroon Trial against lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

25 Feb 17 L4L is concerned by the trial of lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla from the Republic of Cameroon. Agbor-Balla faces wide-ranging and serious charges, including ‘Hostilities against ...
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UN Side Event “The Independence of the Legal Profession”

21 Feb 17 On 16th March 2017, Lawyers for Lawyers, in partnership with the Law Society of England and Wales, is organising a UN side event at the ...
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Myanmar Killing of lawyer U Ko Ni

06 Feb 17 L4L was shocked to learn about the killing of lawyer U Ko Ni on 29 January 2017. We call on the authorities of Myanmar to ...
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Crimea Lawyers harassed

01 Feb 17 L4L is concerned about the harassment of Emil Kurbedinov and Nikolai Polozov, both working as human rights defense lawyers in the Crimea. Both lawyers were ...
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Burundi Lawyers disbarred

25 Jan 17 On 16 January 2017, the ‘Secrétaire Général et porte parole de la Cour Suprême‘ of Burundi posted a message on her Twitter account, stating lawyers ...
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L4L Nomination L4L Award 2017 open

02 Jan 17 Nominate now! Until 15 February 2017 you can nominate a lawyer, or a group of lawyers, for the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2017. This award ...
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