Colombia: of the High Commissioner of Human Rights: Attacks on Lawyers in Colombia

ORAL STATEMENT 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Date:               March 23, 2011 Item                 2 & 10 - General Debate Topic:              Report of the High Commissioner of Human Rights: Attacks on Lawyers in Colombia NGO:              Joint Statement … [Read more...]

Cambodia: Kong Sam Onn: Concerns about Independence of Lawyers

On April 27th, 2009 a Cambodian lawyer, Mr. Kong Sam Onn, filed a defamation complaint at the Municipal Court against Prime Minister Hun Sen on behalf of his client, an opposition politician, Ms. Mu Sochua. That same day, the government on behalf of the Prime Minister filed a criminal defamation … [Read more...]

Malaysian lawyer’s prosecution should raise alarm bells here, says B.C. law society president

Wilhelmson, Michael Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 47, April 19, 2002. page 1. Vancouver The president of the Law Society of British Columbia says the case of a Malaysian defence lawyer who was charged with sedition for words spoken in open court should raise alarm bells in Canada about any … [Read more...]

Canadian Lawyers Defend the Independence of the Bar in Malaysia

Dlab, Dagmar The Advocate Vol. 60 Part 2, March 2002, page 227 "Our tradition is one of centuries old respect for the independence of the Bar. As we look internationally, there is a struggle being played out. We, as lawyers, have to work to ensure that the ideal of an independent Bar is promoted … [Read more...]

Creating an International Criminal Bar for the International Criminal Court

Kelliher, Steven The Lawyers Weekly Vol. 21, No. 36, February 1, 2002, page 6 On December 6th and 7th of 2001 approximately 300 lawyers from 60 countries met in Paris for the purpose of taking the first steps toward the formation of an International Criminal Bar. As a criminal defence lawyer I … [Read more...]

Lawyers and the rule of law on trial – sedition in Malaysia

View the PDF version of the report. Davidson, Gail, Friesen, Tami and Jackson, Michael Q.C. I THE POLITICAL BACKGROUND I.1 The Circumstances of the Charge I.2 The Charge II THE HISTORY OF SEDITION ACT PROSECUTIONS IN MALAYSIA III SEDITION IN COMMON LAW JURISDICTIONS IV MALAYSIAN … [Read more...]