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Event: Book Launch & Lecture on “Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism”
“‘First They Ignore You’: Attempts to Thwart Human Rights Advocacy” | The Advocate March 2021
Turkey: Overbroad anti-terrorism laws used to persecute human rights lawyers | Joint Oral Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
The UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: An overview by Marcia Kran, member of the UN Human Rights Committee | 10 December 2020
Turkey: Five years and no justice for Tahir Elçi | Joint letter to UN Special Rapporteurs
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Welcome developments

Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul released after three years in prison | Welcome Developments
USA: Lawyers’ organizations convene public inquiry into racist police violence in the US | Update
United Nations Guidance Note: Protection and Promotion of Civic Space | Welcome Development
Turkey: Lawyers Levent Pişkin, Cahit Kırkazak and Ayşe Batumlu acquitted | Welcome developments
Iran: Temporary release of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh | Welcome Developments
Thailand’s SLAPP suits against defenders: One acquittal and one case dropped | Update
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Turkey: Overbroad anti-terrorism laws used to persecute human rights lawyers | Joint Oral Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

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ACTION NEWS | LRWC newsletter, Winter 2020-2021

LRWC Action News PDF Countries of Concern | United Nations | Awards | LRWC in the News | Publications | Educational Events | Donate LRWC news and updates | Winter 2020-2021 PDF version … [Read More]