Please see below an article by President of the Law Society as featured in the Law Society Gazette on 2 March 2015: HRA sets right example
As threats and human rights abuses to lawyers are seen around the world, and at home, the Law Society of England and Wales is restating the importance of the principle that lawyers should be able to represent their clients in compliance with their duty to both the client and the court.
The Law Society is proud to announce that in the same year as the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta Human Rights Lawyer of the Year has been introduced as a new category in this year’s Excellence Awards. The values enshrined in the Magna Carta remain as valuable today as they have ever been. Justice, fairness, equality and legitimacy remain central to a strong, democratic legal system. They are lasting values, ...
The Law Society is a proud supporter of the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations. Find out more
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.
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”
Places still available for this free CPD event
When: Thursday 5 March 18:00 - 19:30
The full article as published by the legal magazine Juriste International can be found attached. The article explains why business and human rights are becoming increasingly relevant to lawyers.
Ayse Bingöl Demir, an attorney at law based in Istanbul shares her views and experiences of the dire situation lawyers are currently faced with in Turkey