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”
On the 23 February 2015 the President of the Law Society, Andrew Caplen, wrote to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, to express his deepest concern regarding the appalling treatment of Iranian refugees at Camp Liberty in Iraq. To read the full letter please see attached.
Further to the letter sent by the Law Society on the 23 February 2015, the President of the Law Society, Andrew Caplen, expresses continued concern for the residents of Camp Liberty. To read the full letter please see attached
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.
Report of the 5th International Caravana of Jurists in Colombia
My name is Tony Fisher and I am delighted to have been appointed as chair of the Human Rights Committee at the Law Society for a three year term from January 2016. The committee is responsible for managing and developing the human rights work of the Society both at home and internationally. The focus of our work domestically in 2016 will continue to be on legislation which affects domestic human rights and in particular any new Bill of Rights introduced ...
Access to justice is crucial for guaranteeing children’s right and protection but legal systems and the social environment often make it difficult for children to obtain redress for rights violations.
The Law Society of England and Wales (TLS) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an Amicus Curiae brief to the Turkish Constitutional Court.
Date: 19/10/2015, 17:00 - 20:00 Venue: law Society, London
In December 2016 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a consultation, ‘Better Combat Compensation’, that included proposals to change the processes for awarding compensation for injuries and deaths in comba