December 13, 2017
This year, for the 8th celebration of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, we hereby invite you and your organization to take part once again! In 2017, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer was a huge success. It was celebrated or given attention to in 27 cities in nearly all continents of the world: Europe, North and South-America, Asia and Australia.
In 2018, the focus will be on the very difficult situation that lawyers in Egypt are in. Attached you find various reports, made by ELDH for January 2017 (they will be updated) and by Amnesty International from last summer. During the last few years, lawyers in Egypt have been increasingly persecuted. They have been arrested, maltreated, jailed, or simply disappeared. In the attached reports you will find more information.
We request all lawyers organizations and bar associations who have supported us during the last couple of years to support this choice for Egypt. Also, several new organizations have contacted us and are willing to take part in the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. Please inform us a.s.a.p. what manifestation or action will be done in your city or country and who will be its coordinator, so we can be in touch.
The next Day of the Endangered lawyer on the 24th of January 2018 will be supported again by the following organizations:
Le CNB-OIAD https://www.cnb.avocat.fr/
Le CCBE http://www.ccbe.eu/fr/
Avvocati Minacciati https://endangeredlawyers.org/
Lawyers for lawyers http://www.advocatenvooradvocaten.nl/
Observatoire internationale des avocats en danger https://oiadblog.wordpress.com/
Many BAR association and lawyers organisation https://www.ibanet.org/
The international coordination is in the hands of foundation day of the endangered lawyer supported by IAPL, ELDH en AED:
- Stuart Russell, Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers/Comité de surveillance des attaques contre les avocats
International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) http://www.iapl.net/
- Robert Sabata i Gripekoven, advocat in Barcelona.
Secretary general of the European democratic lawyers federation.
Mobile: 619 30 43 77
Fax: 93 457 83 58
- Thomas Schmidt, lawyer in Düsseldorf and ELDH secretary general: http://www.eldh.eu/about/
- Florence de La Pradelle, Avocat au Barreau de Bruxelles.
AED commission defense for the defense.
Mobile : 0496 62 74 85
- Hans Gaasbeek, lawyer and director of the foundation for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer in Haarlem: http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/
and president of the Dutch League for Human Rights.
Phone: 0031-235318657, Mobile: 0031-652055043
For more information:
https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/tag/egypt/ (POSTS ABOUT EGYPT)