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.
21 June 2018, h. 15-16, Room XXV Palais des Nations
On 23 April 2018, the Law Society hosted a roundtable with the renowned Colombian human rights lawyer Luis Guillermo Perez Casas.
In January 2018, to mark the Day of the Endangered Lawyer*, the Law Society organised a series of meetings that culminated with a seminar at the Law Society, which focused on the challenges to the rule of law and the legal profession in Egypt.
On 31 January 2018, Dina Meza, the celebrated independent journalist and human rights defender, founder of PEN-Honduras, recipient of the 2007 special Amnesty International UK prize for journalists at risk, and the 2014 Oxfam/Novib PEN International Freedom of Expression prize, visited the Law Society.
From 22-24 November 2017, the Law Society organised a visit to the United Kingdom by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr Diego García-Sayán
17 May 2017, The Law Society of England and Wales
Read our blog on the UN side event that the Law Society and Lawyers for Lawyers organised at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 16 March 2017.
To mark Human Rights day, the Law Society’s Lawyers at Risk programme organised an international seminar on 7 December 2016, to discuss how best to support and improve the safety of lawyers and human rights defenders who are suffering reprisals as a result of their work.