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A serious concern: working as a lawyer has never been so dangerous

Almost every day, lawyers are killed, reported missing, tortured, arrested, threatened and followed, because of the work they do. China, Iran, Honduras, the Philippines, Columbia, Mexico, Pakistan and Turkey are currently amongst the most dangerous countries for lawyers. NGOs and international organisations have come to the conclusion that the global health crisis has brought about an increase in breaches of rights and freedoms all over the world. Acts of violence are on the rise and being a lawyer has never been so dangerous.

Press contact at Paris Bar:
Mr. Julien Aubignat
jaubignat@avocatparis.org

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