The letter can be found on the right hand-side of this webpage.
The letter can be found on the right hand-side of this page.
The Law Society sent a letter to authorities in Saudi Arabia regarding the harassment and incommunicado detention of women’s rights defender Samar Badawi
The Law Society of England & Wales, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Bar Council of England & Wales, and the Bar Human Rights Committee express their concern about serious threats made against the lawyer Daniel Prado in Colombia
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.
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.
On Monday 12 November, the Law Society welcomed a Chinese delegation from the All China Lawyer’s Association who are currently undertaking International Arbitration Training at the University of Law. This was an excellent opportunity to share the Society’s domestic and global public interest mandate and the work of the International Team, including its international rule of law programmes. During their visit, delegates were given a brief overview about the work of the Law Society and ...
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 of England and Wales is pleased to invite you to the launch of ILAC’s Guatemala Judicial Assessment Report, which will include an update and an exploration into the challenges and opportunities in the country.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter to Chiense authorities to raise concern over various cases concerning human rights lawyers in China.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter to raise concern over various cases of threats, criminalization, harrassment and murder of human rights defenders in Honduras.
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 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.
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
Lawyers across Europe have a duty to make their voices heard and support their colleagues and judges in Poland whose independence is under threat at this very moment.
Sue Willman, partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn, was the Law Society’s nominee in a delegation of experts, assembled by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC)*, to undertake a judicial assessment on the status of the rule of law and the justice sector in Guatemala.
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.
A blog on the discussions held at the reception to celebrate 45 years of UK-China relations.
Read our blog on the Law Society’s work in support of the legal profession in Syria.
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 Day of Endangered Lawyer focuses on Honduras: we consider some examples from the region.
To mark Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January, we asked Bertha Oliva to share her experience in Honduras.