Lawyers for Assange Lawyers for Assange

Lawyers for Assange

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

Signatories

Collective Signatories

1. African Bar Association

2. Arab Lawyers Association, United Kingdom

3. American Association of Jurists – AAJ, consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council 

4. Asociación Nacional de Abogados Democráticos – ANAD, Mexico

5. Asociación Venezolana de Juristas, Venezuela

6. Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy – ABJD, Brazil

7. Center for Constitutional Rights – CCR, USA

8. Democratic Lawyers Association Pakistan – DLAP, Pakistan

9. Droit Solidarité, France

10. European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights - ELDH

11. Giuristi Democratici, Italy

12. Group of International Legal Intervention – GIGI, Italy

13. Indian Association of Lawyers, India

14. International Association of Democratic Lawyers – IADL, one of the original NGOs accredited in Consultative II Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council 

15. National Association of Democratic Lawyers – NADEL, South Africa

16. National Lawyers Guild – NLG, USA

17. Palestinian Center for Human Rights - PCHR, consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Palestine

18. Ukrainian Association of Democratic Lawyers, Ukraine

19. Unión Nacional de Juristas de Cuba – UNJC, Cuba

Individual Signatories

1.   lic. iur. Amr AbdelazizLLM, Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland

2.   Lisanne AdamLLM, LLB, legal academic (Criminal Justice and Corrections) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Honorary Associate in the School of Psychology within the Faculty of Science (University of Sydney), European Law Consultant advising to the Australian Assange Campaign, Australia/ Netherlands

3.   Suzanne Adely, lawyer, National Lawyers Guild, United States

4.   Dounia Alamat, lawyer, avocate au Barreau de Bruxelles, Vengauwen Avocats, Belgium

5.   Prof. Dr. iurPeter Albrecht, Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law at the University of Basel, former criminal court judge, Switzerland

6.   Stephen P Allen, solicitor England and Wales (retired), The Law Society (retired), United Kingdom

7. Mônica Almeida Peña, lawyer, Brazil

8.   Noam Almeleh, Esq. attorney, National Lawyers Guild, United States

9.   Sabah Al-Mukhtar, lawyer, United Kingdom

10.   Oscar Alzaga, lawyer, Mexico

11. Deborah C Anderson, Esq., attorney at Anderson Law, United States

12. Cesare Antetomaso, lawyer, Member of the Executive Committee of Giuristi Democratici, Italy

13. Nergiz Tuba Arslan, lawyer, secretary general of the Progressive Lawyers Association, CHD, Turkey

14. Uirá Azevedo, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

15. Maria Rosario Barbato, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

16. Claudia Maria Barbosa, lawyer, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

17. Greg BarnsBA LLB, Barrister Member of the Tasmanian Victorian and Western Australian Bars, Former National President Australian Lawyers Alliance, Australia

18. lic. iurStephan BernardLLM, Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland

19. lic. iur. Matthias Bertschinger, Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland

20. Niloufer Bhagwat, lawyer, India 

21. Audrey Bomse, lawyer (retired), National Lawyers Guild, United States

22. Matteo Bonaglia, lawyer, France

23. Jan Borgen, human rights lawyer, former secretary general of Amnesty International Norway, former deputy secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, France/Norway 

24. lic. iur. Marcel Bosonnet, Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland

25. lic. iur. René Brigger, Advokat, Switzerland

26. Julian BurnsideLLB BEc, barrister QC, Australia

27. RA Evelyn Butter-Berking, Rechtsanwältin, Germany

28. Umit Büyükdag, lawyer, second president of the Progressive Lawyers Association, CHD, Turkey

29. Fabiano CangelosiBA (Hons) LLB (Hons), Member of the Tasmanian Bar, Australia

30. Ivete Caribé da Rocha, lawyer, Serviço de Paz e Justiça da América Latina, Brazil

31. Graciela Cazamajou, lawyer, member of the American Association of Jurists Argentinian branch, former Secretary for Coordination and Management of the Ministry of Culture, Argentina

32. Guillermo Celaya, lawyer, Movimiento Sociales, Argentina

33. Prof. Alan W. Clarke, Professor Emeritus, Utah Valley University, United States

34. Prof. Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Member of the Bureau IADL, United States

35. Prof. Helena ColodettiDr. iur. LLM,lawyer, Professor of Constitutional Law at the FUMEC, Brazil

36. Vânia Costa Ramos, lawyer, Carlos Pinto de Abreu e Associados, Portugal

37. Benedict Coyne, BA, LLB, (Hons I), MSt IHLR (Oxon)), Special Counsel, former National President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) (2016-2018), Australia

38. Prof. Heather Ellis CucoloEsq., Professor of Criminal Procedure, Mental Disability Law and Professional Responsibility for the Criminal Lawyer, New York Law School; Director, International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (ISTJ), United States

39. Gregorio Dalbón, lawyer representing former President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina

40. Juliana Darrigo, lawyer, delegate of the Association of Officials and Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA), Argentina.

41. Prof. Eric David, Professor Emeritus of Public International Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

42. Gail Davidson, lawyer (retired), Research Director at Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Canada

43. MLawAnja Dillena, juristin, Switzerland

44. Paul–Emile Dupret, lawyer, advisor at European Parliament, GUE-NGL Group, Belgium

45. Evelyn Dürmayer, UN Representative of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers in Vienna, Austria

46. Prof. Terje Einarsen, Professor of International Law, University of Bergen (Norway), Research Associate, SOAS, London (UK); Attorney admitted to practice of law before the Norwegian Supreme Court; Chairperson of International Commission of Jurists, Norwegian Section (ICJ-Norway), Norway

47. RA Tim Engels, Rechtsanwalt, Germany

48. MLaw, Noëmi Erig, Rechtsanwältin, Switzerland

49. Jan Fermon, lawyer,Secretary General of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Belgium

50. RA Ilka Feyerabend, Rechtsanwältin, Germany

51. Prof. Andreas Fischer-LescanoDr. iur., LLM, Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany

52. Dr. Polona FlorijančičLLM, LLB, independent researcher, human rights and extradition expert, Slovenia/United Kingdom

53. Tatyana Scheila Friedrich, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

54. María Galán López, lawyer, Spain

55. José Luis Galán Martín, lawyer, Spain

56. Eric Gillet, lawyer at the Brussels Bar, Equal partners, Belgium 

57. Prof. Géraldine Giraudeau, Professor of Public Law, University of Perpignan, France

58. Krish Govender, lawyer, South Africa

59. Dr. iur. Dietrich Growe, Rechtsanwalt, Germany

60. Prof. Oscar Guardiola-RiveraLLM, PhD (Philosophy), Fellow of the RSA, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom

61. lic. iur. Viktor Györffy, Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland

62. RA Gregor Gysi, Member of Parliament of the German Bundestag, Rechtsanwalt, author, moderator, Germany

63. Leonard W G HartnettLLB, Member of the Victorian Bar, Australia

64. Richard Harvey, lawyer, Vice-President of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, United Kingdom

65. Prof. Claudia Hasanbegovic, lawyer, social researcher, international consultant and Professor in Gender, Violence and Human Rights, Argentina

66. Fredrik S. HeffermehlLLM, lawyer and author, Nobel Peace Prize Watch, International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), Norway

67. Lord John Hendy QC, Management Committee of Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS), specialist in industrial relations law at Old Square Chambers, standing counsel to several trade unions, Chair of the Institute of Employment Rights, President of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights, visiting Professor at University College London and King’s College London, United Kingdom

68. Prof. Lennox Hinds, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, United States

69. Abad Marion Hohn Abad, lawyer, Associació Catalana per a la Defensa dels Drets Humans, Spain

70. Nancy Hormachea, attorney, Asylum, Consular Processing, Criminal and Deportation Defense, Detention, United States

71. lic. iur. Ingrid Indermaur, Rechtsanwältin, Switzerland

72. María José Fernández, lawyer, Poder Judicial Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA), Argentina.

73. dipl. iurMartina Kanalec, notary, former state attorney, Slovenia

74. J.D. Charlotte Kates, coordinator at National Lawyers Guild, International Committee, United States

75. Niki Konstantinidis, barrister and solicitor (admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia), solicitor (admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland),  Australia/Northern Ireland

76. Prof. Vaios Koutroulis, Professor of Public International Law, Faculté de droit et de criminologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

77. Rohantha Ajith Kumara Ratnayake, principal lawyer of Metron Lawyers, Australia

78. Jordan S. Kushner, Civil Rights Attorney, MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist, United States

79. Lilian Lucia Lapadula, lawyer, Argentina

80. Avv RA Dr. Joachim Lau, lawyer, International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), Germany/Italy

81. Stephen Laudig, attorney admitted to the practice of law before the US Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Hawaii, United States

82. James Marc LeasEsq. Patent attorney admitted in Vermont and at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), member of National Lawyers Guild, United States

83. Eric Lee, immigration attorney, USA

84. Lorraine Leete, attorney (licensed in NY), Legal Centre Lesvos, Greece

85. Elena Liberatori, judge at Contencioso Administrativo de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, (CABA), Argentina

86. J.D. Myrna Lim, television host, producer, United States

87. Ketil Lund, Justice Supreme Court of Norway rt., Former Commissioner of The  International Commission of Jurists, Norway

88. lic. iurMartin Lutz, Advokat, Switzerland

89. Beth S. Lyons, IADL Alternate Representative to the United Nations in New York, United States

90. Fabio Marcelli, Research Director at the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council, Italy

91. Muhammad Masaud Ghani, lawyer, Pakistan

92. Dr. iur. Milosz Matuschek, former assistant Professor at Sorbonne School of Law, vice-editor in chief "Schweizer Monat" & columnist NZZ, Switzerland

93. Prof. Udo R. MayerDr. iur., Professor Emeritus at the University of Hamburg, Germany

94. lic. iur. Christian Meier, Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland

95. Michael Melick, labour and employement lawyer, USA

96. RA Ursula Mende, Rechtsanwältin, national secretary of the German Association of Democratic Lawyers, Germany

97. Luciane Maria Mezarobba, lawyer, Brazil

98. Jeanne Mirer, lawyer, President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, United States

99. Lamia Mobada, lawyer, Secretary General Assistant of  Arab Lawyers Union - International Relations, Egypt

100. Ernesto Moreau, American Association of Jurists Vice President, Argentina

101. José Carlos Moreira, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

102. Luís Carlos Moro, General Secretary of the American Association of Jurists, President of JUTRA Brazilian Portuguese Labour Jurists Association, Brazil

103. Luis Moro, lawyer, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

104. Catherine Morris, lawyer, Executive Director at Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Canada

105. Dr. iur. Stephanie Motz, Rechtsanwältin, Switzerland

106. Dr. iur. Giusep Nay, (retired) Supreme Court Judge, former president of the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, Switzerland

107. J.D. Bruce D. Nestor, attorney, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, United States

108. Marc Nève, lawyer, Chair of the Central advisory Council on prison surveillance, teacher at the Université de Liège, barrister at the Bar of Liège, Belgium

109. adj. Prof. George Newhouse, B.Com LL.B. Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University and Director of the National Justice Project, Australia

110. Peter Nickitas, attorney, United States

111. Dr. iur. Andreas Noll, Advokat, Switzerland

112. Dr. iur. Dr. med. Thomas Noll, Prison and Reintegration Staff, Switzerland

113. Mvuso Notyesi, lawyer, President of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, NADEL, South Africa

114. Prof. Dr. iur. Norman Paech, Professor Emeritus at the University of Hamburg, Germany

115. Prof. Hans-Ullrich PaeffgenDr. iur., Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law at the University of Bonn, Germany

116. Cristiano Paixão, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

117. Norma Patitucci, lawyer, Psicóloga Social. Integrante de la Defensoría del Pueblo, Argentina

118. Jeff Petrucelly, attorney, Founder & Co Treasurer of the National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter, United States

119. Carol Proner, lawyer, academic, Member of the international secretariat of the Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD), former advisor to the National Amnesty Commission Brazil, Member of the International Court for Restorative Justice of El Salvador, Brazil

120. Prof. José Luiz Quadros de Magalhães,  Dr. iur., Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, lawyer, author and TV presenter, Brazil

121. Yiannis Rachiotis, president of the Hellenic Union of Progressive Lawyers, Greece

122. Larissa Ramina, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

123. Vanessa Ramos, President of American Association of Jurist, Puerto Rico

124. Prof. Tatiana Ribeiro de SouzaDr. iur., Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at UFOP, lawyer, TV Presenter, Brazil

125.Susan Riva Enteen, member of National Lawyers Guild, United States

126. Hernán Rivadeneira, American Association of Jurists Executive Committee

127. Pierre Robert, lawyer, Kompaso avocats, Belgium

128. Matthew Robson, lawyer, 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

129. Hugo Roxo, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

130. Prof. Rafael Sales PimentaDr. iur., Professor of Civil Law, Instituto Doctum de Educação e Technologia, Brazil

131. Sara Mercês dos Santos, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

132. Jun Sasamoto, lawyer, Secretary General of the Confederation of Lawyers of Asia and the Pacific (COLAP), Japan.

133. Gilbert Saucedo, Esq. attorney at law in Los Angeles, United States

134. Micòl Savia, lawyer, Permanent Representative of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland/Italy

135. J.D. Martha L. Schmidt, LL.M., National Lawyers Guild, United States

136. RA Thomas Schmidt, Rechtsanwalt, secretary general of European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights, Germany

137. Ann Schneider, attorney, member of National Lawyers Guild, United States

138. Ray Schumann, anti-harassment attorney, United States

139. MLawEva Schürmann, Advokatin, Basel, Switzerland

140. Susan Scott, National Lawyers Guild International Committee Steering Committee,
Human Rights/Housing Attorney, Inverness, California United States

141. Phillip Segal, barrister, member of Samuel Griffith Chambers, Australia 

142. Natali Segovia, Esq., Human Rights Attorney, Chair, NLG Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and Co-Chair NLG Colombia subcommittee, United States

143. J.D. Azadeh Shahshahani, Master’s in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project South, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, former article editor for The Michigan Journal of International Law, United States

144. Geoffrey D ShearsMA, LLB, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales,  Institute of Employment Rights; Centre for Labour and Social Studies; The Law Society, United Kingdom

145. Juni Nyheim Solbrække, lawyer, Associate, Managing Director at The International Commission of Jurists, Norwegian Department, Norway

146. Judy Somberg, attorney, National Lawyers Guild, United States

147. Raji Sourani, lawyer, Director PCHR, (Amnesty International prisoners of conscience 1985-1986; Robert Kennedy Human Rights award 1991, Right Livelihood Award 2013), Palestine

148. Barbara Spinelli, lawyer, European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights, Italy

149. Kilian Stein, (retired) judge, Germany

150. Mark D.  Stern P.C., attorney and mediator, member of the Labour and Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, United States

151. lic. iur. Philip StolkinLLM, Rechtsanwalt, Zürich, Switzerland

152. Uri Strauss, attorney, United States

153. Dr. iur. Stephan A.S. SünnerLL.M. Notary for the Federal State of Baden Würrtemberg, Germany

154. Prof. Dr. Juris MDAslak Syse, Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo, Norway

155. lic. iur. Birgitt Tambiah, Rechtsanwältin, Switzerland

156. Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins, lawyer, Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Attorney, Executive Committee of Lawfare Institute (London), Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Lawyers Institute of São Paulo (IASP), Member of the International Bar Association, Teixeira, Martins & Advogados LLP (São Paulo), Brazil

157. Prof. dr. Andraž Teršek, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Primorska and New University, Slovenia

158. Giovanni Tortieri, lawyer and legal correspondent, Brazil

159. Anjuli Tostes Faria Melo, Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy, ABJD, Brazil

160. Kellie Tranter, lawyer, human rights activist, Australia

161. Mag. Stefan Traxler, lawyer, Austria

162. Craig Tuck, human rights lawyer, transnational criminal justice specialist, Director of LawAid International, New Zealand

163. Serife Ceren Uysal, lawyer, Progressive Lawyers Association, CHD, Turkey

164. Yury Varlamov, lawyer & teacher of law at State Boarding School Intellectual Moscow, Russia

165. Prof. Pascale Vielle, Professor of Law at UCLouvain, founding member of Belgium4Assange, Belgium

166. Dr. iur. Fanny de Weck, Rechtsanwältin, Switzerland

167. Cornelius Wendler, civil court judge, Germany

168. ProfCristiano Zanin Martins, lawyer, Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Attorney, Executive Committee of Lawfare Institute (London)  Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Lawyers Institute of São Paulo (IASP) Member of the International Bar Associationm, Teixeira, Martins & Advogados LLP (São Paulo), Brazil

169. Prof. Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, Professor of Law, former Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order (2012 – 2018), United States

170. lic. iur. Magda Zihlmann, Rechtsanwältin, Switzerland