The Law Society sent a joint letter to Chinese authorities on the situation of lawyer Wang Quanzhang. This lawyer was convicted and sentenced on charges of “subversion of state power” to four years and six months imprisonment, as well as banned from exercising his political rights and carrying out his profession. His previous arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, prolonged pre-trial detention, lack of a public trial, lack of access to a legal representative of his own choosing, ...
In March 2019, Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. The Law Society have issued an intervention letter calling for her immediate release.
3rd cycle UPR review of Egypt
The Law Society partnered with a number of organisations to hold the first ever English Law Week in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Law Society partnered with a number of organisations to organise the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 14 November 2018.
The Law Society is seeking the views and experiences of solicitors and barristers of England and Wales who provide legal services in the USA and who have undertaken or are considering undertaking requalification as an attorney through a US state bar exam.
On 24 January 2019, the Law Society, together with the IBA Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), organised a seminar for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer which – this year - focused on Turkey.
On 13 December 2018, the Law Society organised a seminar for International Human Rights Day on the criminalisation of lawyers and human rights defenders.
The Law Society launched its Intervention Tracker 2018. This is the third intervention tracker produced by the Law Society.
The first Law Society delegation participating at the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women in New York