L4L – LAWYERS FOR LAWYERS

Helps lawyers in danger around the world

I am supporting Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) for several years already. L4L is an independent and non-political foundation which seeks to promote the proper functioning of the rule of law by pursuing freedom and independence of the legal profession. L4L does this by supporting lawyers worldwide who are threatened or suppressed in the execution of their profession.

L4L has committed itself to enable lawyers to practice law in freedom and independence, always and everywhere, even when that does not suit the local government, bar association or establishment. The objectives of …
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30
Jan 2014
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PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

European Court of Human Rights on good governance

The European Court of Human Rights (2 October 2012, Case of Czaja v. Poland, 5744/05) reiterates the particular importance of the principle of good governance. It requires that where an issue pertaining to the general interest is at stake, especially when it affects fundamental human rights, including property rights, the public authorities must act promptly and in an appropriate and above all consistent manner. It is desirable that public authorities act with the utmost care, in particular when dealing with matters of vital importance to individuals, such as welfare …
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12
Feb 2013
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WILL 2012 BE A BETTER YEAR?

It depends on us!

What do you and I have in common? That we probably, just like all other people on earth, are descended from a people that lived in Africa in a far past. Thus considered we are all brothers and sisters. One big family, one big community, but not as closely and not as strongly connected as many of us would like it to be.

In the course of history differences have increased. Differences, for example, in appearance, in color, in language, in religion, in culture, in education, in prosperity etc. And with these differences, contradictions arose: between …
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09
Jan 2012
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CRIMINAL PROSECUTION GEERT WILDERS

Press release Amsterdam Court of Appeal

Amsterdam Court of Appeal orders the criminal prosecution of the Member of Parliament of the Dutch Second Chamber Geert Wilders

Amsterdam, 21 january 2009 – On 21 January 2009 the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam ordered the criminal prosecution of the member of parliament Geert Wilders for the incitement to hatred and discrimination based on his statements in various media about moslims and their belief. In addition, the Court of Appeal considers criminal prosecution obvious for the insult of Islamic worshippers because of the comparisons made by Wilders of the islam with the nazism.


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22
Jan 2009
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