It is with great regret that we announce the loss of one of our patrons, Lord Joffe, who passed away on the 18 June 2017.
In April 2017, Dipendra Jha was able to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the Terai region with lawyers, civil society, and government representatives during a visit to London.
López Lone et al versus Honduras: fighting for judicial independence in Honduras
Following the visit to the United Kingdom in December 2016 of Adan Guillermo López Lone, UCL Institute of the Americas student Alexandra Nawrat analyses the case of Guillermo Lopez Lone and the situation of the independence of the judiciary in Honduras.
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, a Patron of PBI UK and a great supporter.
24 January 2017 marked the seventh Day of the Endangered Lawyer. While this year’s focus will be on China, we also want to take this day as an opportunity to highlight the situation for lawyers in the countries where PBI works.
Lawyers challenging those responsible for human rights violations pay an extremely high price - they may have their work obstructed, be followed, watched, harassed, subjected to spurious prosecutions, killed or ‘forcibly disappeared’.
PBI Guatemala condemns the cruel murder of Evelyn Robles, a trans activist found dead on November 18 . Evelyn Robles was accompanied by PBI between 2006 and 2009, due to the threats she faced after having witnessed the extrajudicial execution of Paulina Marrot, another trans activist, in January 2006. Evelyn Robles had identified agents of the National Civil Police as being the authors of this crime, during which she herself was seriously injured. To this day, the murder of Paulina continues in impunity.
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in Honduras
On Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.