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Online since on September 08, 2016

The UIA welcomes the release of the Turkish lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir

The UIA welcomes the release of the Turkish lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir

On September 7, 2016, the Istanbul 14th Heavy Penal Court ordered the release of the lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir, after 155 days of pre-trial detention.

Linked to : Call to Action! Join us in Supporting our Turkish Colleagues Ayse Acinikli and Ramazan Demir! - Violation of the rights to defence: Prosecution of Lawyers who are Members of the Association Ozgurlukcu Hukukcular Dernegi (OHD)

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Online since on June 06, 2016

The Ludovic Trarieux Human Rights Prize 2016 Awarded to Chinese Lawyer Wang Yu

The Ludovic Trarieux Human Rights Prize 2016 Awarded to Chinese Lawyer Wang Yu

On June 4, 2014, a jury of 24 European lawyers, representing bars from Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Bordeaux, Geneva, Rome, Luxembourg, Paris, and members of the European Bar Human Rights Institute (IDHAE - l’Institut des Droits de l’Homme des Avocats européens) and the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA – International Association of Lawyers), awarded the21th Ludovic Trarieux International Human Rights Prize to Ms. Wang Yu, a Chinese lawyer.

Linked to : Concerns about the Situation of Lawyers in China

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Online since on January 29, 2016

The UIA Supports the 2016 Day of the Endangered Lawyer. Join us!

The UIA Supports the 2016 Day of the Endangered Lawyer. Join us!

To take action in favor of Honduran Lawyers:    - Sign our on-line petition!!! ( available here) - Join the support movement on January 22, 2016

Linked to : Let us get mobilised and rally for lawyers in Honduras! Sign our on-line petition!

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Online since on December 28, 2015

2015 Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award Ceremony - Waleed Abu al-Khair

2015 Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award Ceremony - Waleed Abu al-Khair

The President of the Geneva Bar Association, Jean-Marc Carnicé, presents the Prize to Waleed Abu al-Khair's lawyer, Mr. Dan Arshack. (Photo Jean-René Tancrède)  

Linked to : Mobilization Campaign : Release Waleed Abu Al-Khair!

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Online since on October 14, 2015

UIA Petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD)

In July 2015, the UIA co-signed and submitted a petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) requesting it to consider Waleed Abu Al-Khair’s case.  

Linked to : Mobilization Campaign : Release Waleed Abu Al-Khair!

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Online since on October 14, 2015

Rejection of the petition filed by Ms. Mahienour El-Massry

On September 21, 2015, the El Raml Misdemeanour Court of Appeal in Alexandria rejected the petition filed by Ms. Mahienour El-Massry and two co-defendants to suspend the implementation of their sentence until the Court of Cassation hears the appeal of their case.

Linked to : Re-arrest of 2014 Ludovic Trarieux Human Rights Prize Winner Mahienour El-Massry

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Online since on June 19, 2015

The Ludovic Trarieux Award Jury deplores the sentencing of Mahienour El-Massry

The Ludovic Trarieux Award Jury deplores the sentencing of Mahienour El-Massry

On 31 May 2015, El Raml Misdemeanour Court of Appeal in Alexandria sentenced Egyptian human rights defenders Ms Mahienour El-Massry to one year and three months' imprisonment.

Linked to : Re-arrest of 2014 Ludovic Trarieux Human Rights Prize Winner Mahienour El-Massry

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Online since on April 20, 2015

Taxi Tehran - Nasrin Sotoudeh appears in Jafar Panahi' movie

Taxi Tehran - Nasrin Sotoudeh appears in Jafar Panahi' movie

  Nasrin Sotoudeh appears in the latest film by Jafar Panahi, Taxi Tehran, in which she symbolically evokes her struggle for freedom of speech. Jafar Panahi and Nasrin Sotoudeh have both been imprisoned in the same prison for their opinions.

Linked to : L'UIA exige la levée de la suspension professionnelle de Me Nasrin Sotoudeh

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Online since on April 15, 2015

Waleed Abu Al-Khair: 1 year already!

Waleed Abu Al-Khair: 1 year already!

  The UIA President requests a meeting with the Saudi Arabian Minister of Justice    UIA President Miguel Loinaz sent a letter to the Saudi Arabian Minister of Justice on April 14, 2015 to reiterate the UIA’s concern about the case of our colleague Waleed Abu Al-Khair, who has been in prison for over one year.    In his letter, Presiden

Linked to : Mobilization Campaign : Release Waleed Abu Al-Khair!

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