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Turkey: Persecution of Lawyers and Journalists in Turkey | Event

Full PDF Version Persecution of Lawyers and Journalists in Turkey Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 12:45 – 14:30 Room XXIII Palais des Nations, Geneva Sandwiches and Drinks will be served This event comes at a time when the rule of law in Turkey is under serious threat. Both lawyers and journalists suffer from this situation. Turkey has adopted new laws and judicial reform packages, allowing for even more internet censorship, data collection, surveillance and the censoring of … [Read More...]


First Nations’ Rights Speaker Series: The Gap between Law and Practice – Justice for Children | Poster

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Philippines: The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015 | Petition

Full PDF Version Today - The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2015 – the Signatory organizations call on the Aquino government to investigate and prevent the killings and harassment of lawyers in the Philippines. Number of killings and harassment At least 39 lawyers have been killed in the Philippines since 2004 for reasons apparently related to their profession. Many more lawyers have been threatened, harassed, intimidated, labeled as ‘enemies of the state’ or subjected to … [Read More...]

Columbia: Legitimacy of David Ravelo Crespo’s Conviction Questioned | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (Spanish)  | Full PDF Version (English) LRWC joined twenty-six NGOs to publish a statement to the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia, expressing international concern about the conviction of David Ravelo Crespo for aggravated murder and calling on the Court to carefully consider the international community's concerns in this important case. It is widely believed that Mr. Ravelo's prosecution was politically motivated, as a result of his work as a human rights … [Read More...]

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LRWC Newsletter: November 2014 Edition

LRWC Action News | Education Events | Notable Decision | LRWC Members Contributing Pro Bono in November | LRWC Airmiles Full PDF Version ACTION NEWS BAHRAIN Nabeel Rajab released - On 2 November, the Third Lower Criminal Court ordered the release of Nabeel Rajab and announced that the verdict on the case would be released on 20 January 2015. The Court ordered Rajab’s release without conditions and then hours later, on the application of the prosecutor and in the absence of Rajab … [Read More...]