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.
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Lawyers play a vital role upholding human rights, so governments must ensure they can perform their duties without harassment
The Law Society is deeply shocked and saddened by news of the murder of Kurdish human rights lawyer Tahir Elci on 28 November 2015.
The Human Rights Committee of the Law Society joined over 100 other organisations from around the world to demand accountability for CIA torture.
The Law Society is pleased to report that human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair has been awarded the Ludovic Trarieux Prize, an annual legal award which was first won by Nelson Mandela when he was imprisoned in South Africa.
Tony Fisher, member of the Law Society Human Rights Committee, reports back from Turkey where he took part in an international delegation to observe a mass trial of lawyers.
Oral Statement to the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular Session - Oral Statement Item 6: UPR Outcomes: Kazakhstan
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”