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 ...
3rd cycle UPR review of Egypt
The Law Society launched its Intervention Tracker 2018. This is the third intervention tracker produced by the Law Society.
On 5 March 2018, the Law Society’s Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Tony Fisher, participated in a conference organised jointly with the German Bar Association, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Observatoire International Des Avocats and ELDH in Berlin.
The Law Society launched its Intervention Tracker 2017. This is the second intervention tracker produced by the Law Society.
Diego García-Sayán speaks about the importance of the independence of the legal profession.
Michel Togué speaks about the obstacles faced by human rights lawyers in Cameroon.
Khalid Baghirov speaks about the obstacles faced by human rights lawyers in Azerbaijan.
Ayse Bingöl Demir, a Turkish lawyer, provides an overview of the challenges faced by members of the legal profession in Turkey, before and after the coup attempt that took place in July 2016.
Ramon Cadena Ramila, a lawyer in Guatemala, describes the main obstacles faced by members of the legal profession in Guatemala.