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    Law Society submits universal periodic review on Turkey to the UN Human Rights Council

    18 July 2019

    The Law Society, together with 13 other bar associations and organisations focusing on the legal profession, submitted a report for the universal periodic review of Turkey to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report gathers evidence on the situation of lawyers, judges and prosecutors in Turkey since the end of 2015. It documents an increase in the number of arrests, detention, and conviction of lawyers, judges and prosecutors. Many of them are convicted and sentenced under ...

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    Registered European Lawyers Summer Reception

    20 June 2019

    The Society’s annual REL summer reception

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    Law Society’s Business Delegation Visit to Tashkent – October 2019

    20 June 2019

    The Law Society with support from the British Embassy in Tashkent is organising its first business development mission and English law day conference in Tashkent from 15 – 18 October 2019.

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    International Women in Law report findings published

    19 June 2019

    Overcoming the barriers that prevent women from entering and progressing in law is an imperative for the future of the profession. However, the legal sector will not be able to provide suitable responses to gender inequality without first having a deep understanding of the global barriers that limit the career progression of female lawyers.

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    Law Society calls for immediate suspension of Hong Kong’s " ill-conceived" proposed extradition laws

    14 June 2019

    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.

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    UK law firms now able to remain in South Korea once the UK exits the EU

    10 June 2019

    On Monday, the Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox signed a continuity Free Trade Agreement with Korea that will allow English and Welsh solicitors to continue to practise in Korea. This is welcome relief for the profession and more specifically for the four U.K. firms established there under an EU licence to be able to remain in Seoul post-Brexit.

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    Law Society co-signs Amnesty International Hong Kong’s extradition laws letter

    10 June 2019

    The Law Society has signed an open letter to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws.

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    Junior Lawyers Division International Weekend 2019 (27-29 September, London)

    3 June 2019

    Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) International Weekend, which will take place between 27 September and 29 September 2019 in London.

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    ILAC Annual Conference hosted by the Law Society

    31 May 2019

    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.

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    Law Society Gives Evidence on Rule of Law in South America

    28 May 2019

    On 30 April 2019, the Law Society’s international human rights adviser, Dr. Marina Brilman, gave evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on the rule of law and human rights in South America.

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