Lawyers for Assange Lawyers for Assange

Lawyers for Assange

Independent international legal observers of
the proceedings in the case of Julian Assange 

Heads of State

Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina (2019), lawyer, Professor of Criminal Law (University of Buenos Aires), former Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, adviser to Deliberative Council of Buenos Aires and the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, deputy director of Legal Affairs of the Economy Ministry, Argentina

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Vice President of Argentina (2019), President of Argentina (2007-2015), lawyer, Argentina

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil (2011-2016), economist, former Minister of Energy and former Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Brazil

Ernesto Samper, President of Colombia (1994-1998), lawyer, economist, former Secretary General of UNASUR, Senator of the Republic and Minister of Economic Development, Ambassador of Colombia in Spain, Colombia

Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia (2006-2019), trade unionist, activist and Bolivian leader of Aymara descent, President of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba, Former President pro tempore of UNASUR and CELAC, Bolivia

Fernando Lugo, President of Paraguay (2008-2012) Senator, Roman Catholic priest and bishop, Paraguay

José (Pepe) Mujica, President of Uruguay (2010-2015) Former Deputy, Senator and Minister of Livestock Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay

José Luis Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011), lawyer, Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of León, former Deputy in General Courts by Madrid, deputy in General Courts of Spain, president of the Council of the European Union, Spain

Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic (1996-2012), lawyer, president of the EU–LAC Foundation, president of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, Professor at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil (2003-2010), Honorary citizen of the City of Paris (2020), Nobel Prize Nominee (2018), Brazil

Martín Torrijos, President of the Republic of Panama (2004-2009), political scientist and economist, Panama

Nicolas Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela

Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador (2007-2017), former Minister for the Economy, Professor of Economics, Ecuador

VICE PRESIDENT

Álvaro García Linera, Vice President of Bolivia (2006-2019), mathematician, academic, Bolivia

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1980), Pacem in Terris Prize (1999), activist, painter, sculptor, professor of architecture, co-founder of the Service, Peace and Justice Foundation (SERPAJ), Argentina

Ministers, Diplomats and other politicians

Adam Bandt, Federal Member of the House of Representative for Melbourne, Leader of the Australian Greens, industrial lawyer, Australia 

Adriana Salvatierra, Senator and President of the Senate of Bolivia, Bolivia

Adrien Quatennens, La France Insoumise, Member of the National Assembly for Nord, France

Alberto Rodríguez Saá, Governor of San Luis Province, lawyer, Argentina

Alejandro Navarro, Senator, Professor of Philosophy, Chile

Alexander Neu, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Alexander Ulrich, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Alexandre Padilha, Senator, Minister of Institutional Relations in the Lula administration and Minister of Health under Dilma Rousseff, physician, Brazil

Alicia Castro, Argentina’s Ambassador in Russia, former Argentina’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2012- 2016), former Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Argentina / Venezuela

Aloizio Mercadante, former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Minister of Educatio, former Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic, former Deputy and Senator, Brazil

Amira Mohamed Ali, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany 

André Hahn, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Andreas Wagner, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Andréia de Jesus Silva, State Congresswoman of Minas Gerais State, lawyer, Brazil

Andrew Wilkie, MP, Independent Federal Member for Clark, Australia

Anne Mahrer, Former Member of the Swiss Parliament, National Councillor, Switzerland

Arthur Chesterfield-Evans M.B.,B,S., F.R.C.S.(Eng.), M.Appl.Sci. (OHS), M.Pol.Sci. Ex-Member of Legislative Council New South Wales Parliament, Australia

Dr. Anton Friesen, Member of the German Bundestag, Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Help, Germany

Áurea Carolina, Federal Congressman of Minas Gerais State, political scientist, Brazil

Beatriz Paredes, Senator, former Ambassador of Mexico in Cuba and in Brazil, former Congresswoman and former Governor of the state of Tlaxcala, former President of the Congress of the Union, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, Mexico

Bénédicte Taurine, La France Insoumise, Member of the National Assembly for Ariège, France

Bjørnar Moxnes, ​Member of Parliament (the Storting) and leader of the Red Party, Norway

Brigitte Freihold, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Canan Bayram, Rechtsanwältin, admitted by the Berlin Bar Association, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Camilo Lagos, National President of the Progressive Party of Chile and of the Progresa Foundation, Chile

Carl-Erik Grimstad, Member of Parliament Liberal Party (Venstre) cultural policy spokesman in the Storting, Norway

Carlo Sommaruga, lawyer, Member of Swiss Parliament, Conseiller aux Etats, Senator, Switzerland

Carlos Alfonso Tomada, Legislator of the City of Buenos Aires, lawyer, former Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security, Director of the Centre for Labour and Development Studies of the National University of San Martín, Argentina

Carlos Ominami, former Minister of Economy, former Senator, economist, Order of the Rising Sun award-winner (Japan), Chile

Carlos Sotelo García, former Senator, former Undersecretary of Political Development, Secretary of Image and Propaganda Organization, Government Exercise and Electoral Action, Mexico

Cédric Wermuth, Congressman of the Nationalrat des Schweizerischen Parlaments, Vice President of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, Switzerland

Celso Nunez Amorim, former Brazilian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, former Minister of Foreign Relations and former Minister of Defence, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Brazil

Chris Kühn, Member of the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/the Greens), Spokesman on construction and housing policy, Germany

Chris Williamson, former Member of Parliament and former Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, United Kingdom

Clara López Obregón, former Minister of Labour, former Mayor of Bogotá and former Auditor General of the Republic, lawyer, economist, Professor at the Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Clare Daly, Member of the European Parliament, Republic of Ireland

Christine Buchholz, Member of the German Bundestag, Member of the Defense Committee, Deputy member of the Human Rights Committee, Spokeswoman for religious policy in the parliamentary group DIE LINKE, Germany

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, former Senator for the state of Michoacán and former Head of Government of Mexico City, Mexico

Daniel Martínez, former Senator of the Republic and Mayor of Montevideo, former Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay

David Miranda, Federal Congressman of Rio de Janeiro State, named by named by Time magazine one of the world's next generation of new leaders (2019), Brazil

Derk Jan Eppink, Member of European Parliament, Netherlands

Diana Riba i Giner, Member of European Parliament, Spain

Diane Abbott, Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, United Kingdom

Diether Dehm, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Dietmar Köster, Member of European Parliament, Germany 

Edmilson Rodrigues, Federal Congressman of Pará State, former Mayor of Belém, architect, Brazil

Eduard Köck, Member of the Austrian Bundesrat, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Australia 

Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, Minister of Women, Genders and Diversity, lawyer, Professor, Member of Consejo de la Internacional Progresista, Argentina

Eleonora Evi (M5S), Member of the European Parliament, Italy

Enrique Fernando Santiago Romero, Congressman, Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), lawyer, Spain

Eric Bertinat, Conseiller municipal et chef de groupe UDC Ville de Genève, Président de la commission du lodgement, Ancien président du Conseil municipal, Switzerland

Erik Marquardt, Member of European Parliament, Germany

Esperanza Martínez, Senator, former Minister of Public Health and Social Welfare, Paraguay

Eva Maria Schreiber, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Fabiana Rios, Congresswoman, former Governor of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Fabio de Masi, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany 

Felipe Solá, Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Congressman, former Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Fernanda Melchionna, Federal Congressman of Rio Grande do Sul State, Leader of PSOL in the Federal Chamber of Deputies, Brazil

Fernanda Vallejos, Congresswoman, economist, Argentina

Fernando Haddad, former Minister of Education, former Mayor of São Paulo, former Chief of staff to the Finance and Economic Development Secretary of the Municipality of São Paulo and Special advisor to the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, presidential candidate (2018), lawyer, academic, Professor of Political Science, department of the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Fernando Solanas, Argentine Ambassador to UNESCO, former National Senator, film director, screenwriter, special Honorary Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival prize winner, Argentina

Fidel Ernesto Naváez, former Ecuadorian Consul and First Secretary in the United Kingdom, Ecuador

Florencia Juana Saintout, Congresswoman of Buenos Aires Province, former dean of the Facultad de Periodismo y Cominicación Social (UNLP) (2010-2018), Argentina

Francesca Businarolo (M5S), Member of Parliament of Italy, lawyer, Italy

Francisco Durañona, Senator, former Mayor of San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

Franco Juri, geographer, journalist, publicist, author, Member of Parliament (1990-93, 2008-11), vice-president of the Zares Party (2011), Ambassador in Spain and Cuba (1993-1997), state secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2000), Slovenia

Freddy André Øvstegård, Member of Parliament, Socialist Leftist Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti) cultural policy spokesman in the Storting, Norway

Gabriel Mariotto, former vice Buenos Aires Governor, journalist, Argentina

Gabriela Rivadeneira, former President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, former Governor of Imbabura, Ecuador

George Galloway, leader of the Workers Party of Britain, former Member of Parliament (1987-2009 and 2013-2015), former general secretary of War on Want, writer, broadcaster, United Kingdom

Gianni Marilotti, Italian senator and Member of the Council of Europe, Italy

Glauber Braga, Federal Congressman of Rio de Janeiro State, lawyer, Brazil

Gregor Golobič, philosopher, former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, former Secretary General of Liberal Democracy party, former president of Zares party, advisor to former President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Janez Drnovšek, Slovenia

Gregor Gysi, Member of the German Bundestag, lawyer, author, moderator, Germany

Guillaume Long, former Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Organization, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Culture and Heritage, Coordinating Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent, former advisor to the National Secretariat of Planning and Development of Ecuador, France / Ecuador

Guy Mettan, Former Member of the Parliament of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Harald Weinberg, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany 

Heidi Hautala, Member of European Parliament, Finnland

Heike Hänsel, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Helmut Scholz, Member of European Parliament, Germany

Horacio Chique, Councillor of Moreno FDT, Buenos Aires district, Argentina

Idoia Villanueva Ruiz, Member of the European Parliament, former Senator, Spain 

Ignazio Corrao (M5S), Member of the European Parliament, member of the European Parliament Committee on Development and the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs,lawyer, Italy

Ivan Valente, Federal Congressman of São Paulo State, engineer, Brazil

Janet Rice, Senator, Deputy Australian Greens Whip, Deputy Chair of Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants, Australia

Jean Batou, Member of the Parliament of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Jean Burgermeister, Member of the Parliament of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Jean-Louis Masson, Senator of Moselle, Grand Est, France

Jean-Luc Lagleize, Member of the French National Assembly, Member of the Committee on Economic Affairs, computer scientist, France

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, member of the National Assembly, President of the group LFI, France

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Member of Parliament (since 1983), Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition (2015-2020), United Kingdom

John Anthony La Pietra, attorney, works on matters of civil rights, freedom of information, and election/voting rights, Green Party candidate for 63rd District State Representative seat in Michigan, United States of America

John McDonnell, Member of Parliament (since 1997), Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2015-2020), United Kingdom

Jordi Solé i Ferrando, Member of European Parliament, Spain

Jorge Arreaza, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela

Jorge Enrique Taiana, Congressman, former Ambassador of Argentina in Guatemala, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, Legislator of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

José Eduardo Cardozo, former Minister of Justice, former Attorney General and Federal Deputy, lawyer, Brazil

José Miguel Insulza, Senator, former Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Home office Secretary, former Secretary General of the Presidency, former Minister of the Interior, lawyer and Professor of Political Theory at the University of Chile and of Political Science at the Catholic University, Chile

Josef Zisyadis, ex Swiss member of the parliment of the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland

Joti Brar, Deputy Leader of the Workers Party of Britain, United Kingdom

Jožef Školč, political scientist, former Minister of Culture, former State Secretary for Culture, first president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDS), former head of Liberal Democracy, former President of the National Assembly, Slovenia

Jutta Krellmann, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Karol Cariola, Congresswoman, doctor in medicine, Chile

Kenneth Wright MacAskill, Member of Parliament, Shadow SNP Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice (2007-2014), United Kingdom

Leila Chaibi, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European United Left, Nordic Green Left /La France Insoumise, France

Luiza Erundina, Federal Congresswoman of São Paulo State, former Mayor of São Paulo, sociologist, Brazil

Luke Ming Flanagan, Member of European Parliament, Ireland

Dr. Manuela Rottmann, Rechtsanwältin, Member of the German Bundestag, (Green Party), Member of the comittee on legal affairs of the Bundestag, Germany

Marc Botenga, Member of European Parliament, Belgium

Marc Tarabella, Member of European Parliament, Belgium

Marcelo Brignoni, Chief of Staff of Advisors to the Presidency of MERCOSUR Parliament, former Congressman, Argentina

Marcelo Freixo, Federal Congresswoman of Rio de Janeiro State, Chairman of the Defence of Human Rights and Citizenship Commission on the Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly, broadcaster and Professor, Brazil

Marco Enríquez-Ominami, former Congressman, founder and former president of Fundación Progresa, filmmaker, France / Chile

Margit Stumpp, Member of the German Bundestag, spokesperson for media policy of the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Germany

María Cristina Perceval, former Senator, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations (2012), Professor of Advanced Epistemology at UNCuyo, Argentina

María José Lubertino, former National Congresswoman, President of the Asociación Ciudadana por los Derechos humanos, lawyer, Argentina

María Rachid, Congresswoman for the constituency of Buenos Aires, Head of the Instituto contra la Discriminación de la Defensoría del Pueblo de Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA), vice-president of the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism, Argentina.

Marie Arena, Member of the European Parliament, Belgium

Marketa Gregorova, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Czech Republic

Marko Pušnik, board of directors Pirate Party Slovenia, Slovenia

Martin Buschmann, Member of European Parliament, Germany

Martin Sonnenborn, Member of European Parliament, Germany

Mathilde Panot, La France Insoumise, Member of the National Assembly for Val-de-Marne, France

Matthew Robson, former Minister for Courts, Minister of Corrections and Disarmament, Minister for Land Information, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), New Zealand

Maurizio Buccarella, lawyer, MP at the Italian Senate of the Republic, member of the italian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Italy

Maximiliano Reyes, Undersecretary for Latin America and Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Congressman, Mexico

Michel Larive, Member of the French National Assembly, Member of the Committee for Cultural Affairs and Education, France

Mick Wallace, Member of European Parliament, Ireland

Mike Gravel, United States Senator (1969-1981), who officially released the Pentagon Papers, former Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, presidential candidate (2020), United States of America

Mikuláš Peksa, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, biophysicist, Czech Republic

Milan Brglez, Member of European Parliament, Slovenia

Mirella Liuzzi (M5S), Member of Parliament of Italy, Italy

Mónica Xavier, Senator, doctor in medicine, Uruguay

Nick McKim, Senator, Australia

Niema Movassat, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Oezlem Demirel, Member of European Parliament, Germany

Ögmundur Jónasson, former Icelandic Minister of Interior, Honorary associate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Iceland

Oscar Alberto Laborde, Congressman, President of Mercorsur Parliament (Palasur), Argentina

Pablo Bergel, former Congressman for the constituency of Buenos Aires, environmentalist, Argentina

Pascal Meiser, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany 

Patrick Breyer, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Germany

Patrik Kristl, board of directors Pirate Party Slovenia, Slovenia

Paulo Pimenta, State Congressman of Rio Grande so Sul State, journalist, Brazil

Piernicola Pedicini (M5S), Member of the European Parliament, Italy

Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens, Senator for Tasmania, Australia

Philipe Pascot, Regional councillor île de France 2004, 2014, Mayor adjoint (Manuel Walls) 2001, 2004, municipal councillor 1989, 2001, France

Pia Jensen, former council member and vice mayor, Cotati, California, 1996-2000, USA/Uruguay

Pierre Bayenet, Member of the Parliament of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Jadranka Šturm Kocjan, retired Professor of pedagogy and psychology, Member of Parliament (1992-1996), Ambassador in Bucharest (2010-2015), Ambassador in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay (2015-2019), Slovenia

Prof. Slavoj Žižek, philosopher, sociologist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, theologian, politician and cultural critic, author, former member of the Liberal Democratic Party and its candidate for the presidency of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia (1990), Slovenia

Raphael Mahaim, députés au grand conseil vaudois, avocat, Switzerland

Rebekha Sharkie MP, Federal Member for Mayo, Australia

René Brigger, Rechtsanwalt, Mitglied des Grossen Rates des Kantons Basel-Stadt für die Sozialdemokratische Partei (SP), Switzerland

Ricardo Armando Patiño Aroca, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador (2010- 2016), former Minister of Finance and Minister of the Coast. Former Defence Minister, Ecuador

Rob Rooken, Member of European Parliament, Netherlands

Rob Roos, Member of European Parliament, Member of Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation, Netherlands

Ron Paul, Former U.S. Congressman from Texas, United States of America

Rosa D’Amato (M5S), Member of the European Parliament, Italy

Sabine Rubin, la France Insoumise, Member of the National Assembly for Seine-Saint-Denis, France

Sabine Zimmermann, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Sâmia Bomfim, Federal Congresswoman of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Scott Ludlam, Senator (2008-2017), former deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, Australia

Sevim Dagdelen, Member of German Bundestag, Germany

Sherry A. Wells, Michigan Bar Association, Green Party Candidate for 27th District Michigan House of Representatives, United States of America

Sören Pellmann, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Spomenka Hribar, author, philosopher, sociologist, politician, columnist, public intellectual, co-founder of the Slovenian Democratic Union (1989), former prominent member of the Democratic opposition of Slovenia (Demos), and key figure in the efforts for the independence and democratization of Slovenia, Slovenia

Stefan Gelbhaar, Rechtsanwalt, Member of the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/the Greens), Germany

Stéfanie Prezioso, Member of the Swiss Parliament, National Councillor, Switzerland

Stelios Kouloglou, Member of European Parliament, Greece

Sylvia Gabelmann, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Talíria Petrone, Federal Congresswoman of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Tarso Genro, former Minister for Justice, International Relations and Education political adviser to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President of Brazil, former Governor of Rio Grande do Sul, former mayor of Porto Alegre, lawyer, Brazil

Tereza Campello, former Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, economist, international consultant on social development and social protection, visiting fellow at University of Nottingham (UK), Professor and research associate at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil

Thomas Nord, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Txema Guijarro García, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Chair of the Congress' Committee on Budget, economist, Spain

Ulla Jelpke, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany 

Verónika Mendoza, former Congresswoman, former Vice Presidency of the Committee on Culture and Cultural Heritage, Member of the Commission of Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian Peoples, Environment and Ecology, shift coordinator of the Parliamentary Representation of Cusco, president of the Decentralization Commission, Peru

Viviane Prats, Swiss municipal councillor le mont sur Lausanne Vaud, Switzerland

Wadih Damous, Congressman, former President of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) in Rio de Janeiro, lawyer, Brazil

Yanis Varoufakis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Athens B, Minister of Finance (2015), former Secretary-General of MeRA25, economist, academic, philosopher, Greece

Żaklin Nastić, Member of the German Bundestag, Germany

Zoé Robledo Aburto, former Secretary of Human Rights, former Senator and Deputy, Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico

Political Parties

Pirate Party Slovenia, Slovenia