On 29 October 2018, the Law Society welcomed a delegation from Uganda at the Law Society as part of a study visit of England and Wales.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter on the case of the murder of the Burmese human rights lawyer U Ko Ni.
On Friday 16 February 2018, a group of legal professionals and aspiring law students from India visited the Law Society.
On 6 November 2018, the Law Society hosted the London launch of the International Legal Assistance Consortium’s (ILAC) judicial assessment report on Guatemala. Over 30 people including solicitors, barristers, academics, law students, and INGOs attended this event.
The Law Society attended the farewell reception for Rob Fenn, Head of the Human Rights and Democracy Department (HRDD) at the FCO
This year’s Geneva Peace Week (5-9 November 2018) focused on the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history, and the needs for future peacebuilding practice. More than 65 events were organised by 120 partners over 5 days, which helped to maximise networking opportunities as well as creating synergies between the organisations and its participants.
Read our blog on the Law Society’s work in support of the legal profession in Syria.
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.
This year’s Day of Endangered Lawyer focuses on Honduras: we consider some examples from the region.
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