A blog on the discussions held at the reception to celebrate 45 years of UK-China relations.
On 31 January 2018, Dina Meza, the celebrated independent journalist and human rights defender, founder of PEN-Honduras, recipient of the 2007 special Amnesty International UK prize for journalists at risk, and the 2014 Oxfam/Novib PEN International Freedom of Expression prize, visited the Law Society.
Welcoming remarks at the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) Annual Conference were made by the Law Society President, Christina Blacklaws, who highlighted the importance of safeguarding the rule of law as a way of building robust justice systems and securing the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.
To mark Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January, we asked Bertha Oliva to share her experience in Honduras.
Today, the Law Society of England & Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, Fair Trials, the Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum, and the International Forum of Extradition Specialists issued joint observations on the human rights implications of the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters legislation.
The Law Society has signed an open letter to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws.
The first Law Society delegation participating at the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women in New York
A major step forward for human rights in Europe as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for the drafting of a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer
This year’s Day of Endangered Lawyer focuses on Honduras: we consider some examples from the region.
Sue Willman*, Law Society Human Rights Committee member and Partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors, joins a team of experts on an ILAC** judicial assessment mission to investigate the situation of the rule of law in Guatemala. Sue Willman is the Law Society’s delegate on this mission.