Alliance for Lawyers at Risk writes to the Honduran Ambassador to the United Kingdom

The Alliance has written to his Excellency Ambassador Romero-Martinez, the Honduran Ambassador to the United Kingdom, to express concerns about the changes to the Honduran Penal Code. The wording and articles of the new code have the potential to restrict fundamental freedoms in the country. The code is broadly formulated and vague and could lead to criminalisation of peaceful protest. Certain provision may infringe upon the right to freedom of expression and the definition in the code of crimes of terrorism and usurpation risk the possibility that a range of peaceful activities, that do not merit being defined as such in accordance with international human rights standards, could become criminalised.

Alliance for Lawyers at Risk contacts Mexican Embassy in London regarding safety of lawyers belonging to Tlachinollan HRC

In January 2018, the Alliance wrote to His Excellency Ambassador Julian Ventura Valero to express concern about the safety of lawyers belonging to the Tlachinollan HRC after a series of threats were allegedly made against them following their representation of members of CECOP, a group which has been instrumental in raising stakeholders' concerns about the environmental and social impact of La Parota Dam. The Alliance met with lawyers from Tlachinollan HRC on their visit to London.

Alliance for Lawyers at Risk writes to President Kenyatta of Kenya

In December 2017, the Alliance wrote to President Kenyatta of Kenya to express concern about the harassment of human rights defenders and organisations such as the Kenyan Human Rights Commission, the African Centre for Open Governance and the International Development Law Association. The Alliance asked the Kenyan authorities to implement the Public Benefits Organization Act of 2013 which would, if properly implemented, enable human rights organisations such as these to operate without fear of reprisals.

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