The Law Society joins other organisations in a statement on the draft Brussels Declaration on the “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, our shared responsibility”
The Law Society states that “nothing should undermine the independence of the legal profession, the rule of law, and the separation of powers” in response to comments about legal cases brought by UK lawyers against UK troops over claims of abuse in Iraq.
The Law Society of England and Wales (TLS) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an Amicus Curiae brief to the Turkish Constitutional Court.
On 9th March, the Law Society attended the annual meeting of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussain, with NGOs at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Lawyers all over the world risk losing their liberty – and worse – when they seek to uphold fundamental human rights. Jonathan Rayner reports.
The CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) granted its 2016 Human Rights Award to four Turkish lawyers: Ayse Bingöl Demir, Ayse Acinikli, Ramazan Demir and posthumously to Tahir Elçi.
The case of Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, convicted last December of ‘creating disturbances’, will be highlighted next week at the UK’s premier free speech awards.
The Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), and the Bar Council of England and Wales have sent an open letter to Turkish authorities raising concerns over the rising number of cases of human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey.
President of the Law Society speaks up about proposed Conservative’s Bill of Rights
Lawyers play a vital role upholding human rights, so governments must ensure they can perform their duties without harassment