Rule of law

Intervention letters – defending lawyers and human rights

We support the safety of lawyers internationally by writing to state authorities about specific cases, as well as carrying out more substantive and strategic work to improve lawyers’ safety.


Our Lawyers at Risk programme supports lawyers and human rights defenders who are subject to intimidation, arbitrary arrest or detention, or whose lives are at risk.

Read our intervention letters

We wrote to President Kais Saied of Tunisia about the arrest, detention and prosecution of lawyer Abderrazak Kilani (PDF 326 KB).

Mr Kilani is a lawyer and former president of the Law Society of Tunisia from 2010 until 2012, as well as a former ambassador of Tunisia to the UN in Geneva.

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