The 30th Anniversary of the UN basic principles on the role of lawyers | Joint statement

See the full PDF (ENG) for all signatories Full PDF (FR) The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), recognised as the voice of the European legal profession, unites the Bars and Law Societies of 45 European Countries, including the 27 EU Member States. Through them, the CCBE … [Read more...]

Turkey: Mass arrest of lawyers in Ankara, Turkey | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Joint Statement on the Arrest of 48 Lawyers and 7 Intern Lawyers in Ankara, Turkey Through the new “alternative bar associations” legislation and President Erdogan’s own words “Those who act as the lawyers of terrorists may not act like terrorists themselves. If they do so, … [Read more...]

Colombia: Lawyers at risk and support for judicial independence | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) (Letter to UN SR) Full PDF (ENG) (Letter to I-A Rapp) Colombia: Lawyers at risk and support for judicial independence The Law Society of England and Wales, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Council of Bars … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

Bangladesh: Investigate the murder of lawyer Mr. Asadul Hoque | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) BANGLADESH: 24 International organizations and individuals condemn the murder of lawyer Asadul Hoque The Committee on Attacks on Lawyers, International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL), Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR), JusticeMakers Bangladesh, Lawyers … [Read more...]

Turkey: International law obligations to release Lawyers and others Illegally Imprisoned | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) LRWC calls for the immediate release of prisoners unlawfully detained and convicted under anti-terrorism laws. As those convicted under these provisions were denied internationally protected rights essential to a fair trial, there is no legal justification for their detention. … [Read more...]