Daily Archives: 03/10/2018

Azerbaijan: ICJ intervenes before the European Court of Human Rights in a case concerning restrictions of lawyer’s rights

September 26, 2018

International Commission of Jurists

Today, the ICJ has presented a third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in Alayif Hasan oglu Hasanov v. Azerbaijan case.

In its submissions, the ICJ stresses that, while lawyers must perform their professional functions in conformity with ethical standards, the systems and procedures in respect of conditions of service, including in respect of admission to the profession and discipline, must not enforce such obligations in a way that impairs the exercise of human rights by lawyers or their capacity to effectively represent their clients.

The ICJ presented the submissions based on the jurisprudence of this Court as well as international standards governing the legal profession.

In particular, the submission addressed permissible restrictions of lawyers’ rights to respect for private (including professional) life under article 8 ECHR and to freedom of expression under article 10 ECHR, as well as the procedural safeguards required to apply such restrictions under article 6 ECHR.

https://www.icj.org/azerbaijan-icj-intervenes-before-the-european-court-of-human-rights-in-a-case-concerning-restrictions-of-lawyers-rights/

https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home

https://lawyersforlawyers.org/en/oral-statement-on-upr-outcome-2/

https://www.coe.int/en/web/commissioner/view/-/asset_publisher/ugj3i6qSEkhZ/content/commissioner-mijatovic-intervenes-before-the-european-court-of-human-rights-in-the-case-of-emin-huseynov-v-azerbaijan

Egypt/HRW: Enforced Disappearance of Prominent Rights Defender

October 3, 2018

Egyptian police have forcibly disappeared a prominent human rights defender and lawyer, Ezzat Ghoneim, Human Rights Watch said today. Ghoneim has been in custody since March 2018, and his release was ordered by a court on September 4.

Authorities have disappeared Ezzat Ghoneim since September 14, 2018. © 2018 Private

His wife, Rasha, was the last among his family, friends, and lawyers to see Ghoneim, the head of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, an independent rights group. She saw Ghoneim in custody at al-Haram police station, south of Cairo, on September 13. Since then, his family and friends have been unable to contact him, and the authorities have refuse to provide any information on his status or whereabouts

“Forcibly disappearing a lawyer in the face of a judge’s order explicitly authorizing his release reflects Egyptian security forces’ contempt for the rule of law,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Egyptian authorities should immediately reveal Ghoneim’s whereabouts, set him free, and investigate and punish those who disappeared him.”

The Interior Ministry’s National Security Agency officers had arrested Ghoneim as he was returning home from work on March 1 and initially also disappeared him for three days, refusing to disclose information on his whereabouts, until lawyers by chance saw him in the Supreme State Security Prosecutionoffice in Cairo. They learned that law enforcement officers had questioned him without a lawyer. Ghoneim was then sent for pretrial detention.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/03/egypt-enforced-disappearance-prominent-rights-defender

https://allafrica.com/stories/201810030229.html

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/prominent-human-rights-defender-missing-egypt-after-release-jail-1711343373

https://www.voanews.com/a/rights-group-says-egypt-forcibly-disappeared-lawyer/4597750.html

https://lex18.com/ap-world-news/2018/10/03/rights-group-says-egypt-forcibly-disappeared-lawyer/

https://www.wral.com/rights-group-says-egypt-forcibly-disappeared-lawyer/17889892/

https://ifex.org/egypt/2018/10/04/disappearance-rights-defender/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezzat_Ghoniem

https://katib.net/2018/10/08/35-%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A5%D8%AE%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%B3%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D8%AA-%D8%BA%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%85-%D9%88%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B2%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%AD/ (ARABIC)

https://elnadeem.org/2018/10/11/2080/ (ARABIC)

https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2018/10/03/egypte-un-avocat-defenseur-des-droits-humains-soumis-une-disparition-forcee (FRANCAIS)

https://www.villamedia.nl/artikel/egypte-mensenrechtenadvocaat-verdwenen (NEDERLANDS)

https://www.dw.com/sw/hrw-yaituhumu-misri-kulazimisha-kutoweka-kwa-mwanaharakati/a-45738709 (SWAHILI)

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Iran: Detained lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband transferred to Evin Prison

October 2, 2018

http://www.payvand.com/news/18/oct/1007.html

Click to access EN_HRL_20181001_Iran_Situation-of-lawyers-in-Iran.pdf

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/09/iran-husband-of-hunger-striking-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-arrested/

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2018/10/nasrin-sotoudehs-lawyers-sue-judge-moghiseh-for-unlawful-sentencing/

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2018/10/nasrin-sotoudehs-husband-charged-with-national-security-crimes-for-anti-compulsory-hijab-activism/

https://www.la-croix.com/Monde/Iran-arrestation-mari-avocate-droits-Homme-2018-09-05-1300966467 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.ethemis.gr/anakoinwseis-deltia-tupou/2018/10/04/%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%B5%CE%B8%CE%BD%CE%AD%CF%82-%CE%B2%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%B2%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%BF-%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B8%CF%81%CF%89%CF%80%CE%AF%CE%BD%CF%89%CE%BD-%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%AC%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD-ludovic-trarieux-2018.html (GREEK)

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