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.
The Law Society of England and Wales organised a seminar on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, focusing on challenges faced by the legal profession in Egypt.
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
Read our October 2017 Human Rights Update, for more information on the Law Society’s submission to the UPR of Cameroon, the upcoming event with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and an update on the Law Society’s intervention letters.
The Law Society of England & Wales has submitted information regarding the human rights situation in Cameroon for the UN Human Rights Council’s 30th session in May 2018. See the full text of the submission attached.
17 May 2017, The Law Society of England and Wales
The Law Society published today its trial observation report on the hearing that took place on 27 April 2017 at the Military Tribunal in Yaoundé, in the case of Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla, Fontem Neba, and others.
The Law Society, together with Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers, sent a report on the review of the implementation of recommendations with respect to the rule of law and the role of human rights defenders accepted by Vietnam during the UPR in 2014.
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.
On 15 March 2017, the Law Society participated in an NGO meeting with the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights.