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  • Slavery in Europe: Law Society joins others in letter to Telegraph

    SIR - Modern-day slavery and human trafficking are urgent challenges facing Britain, with several thousand people trapped in slavery now. According to the International Labour Organisation, modern slavery is an illicit trade worth at least $150 billion (£96 billion) per year that exploits 21 million people globally.

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    Paper on Modern Slavery by Dr Aidan McQuade, director, Anti-Slavery International

    The term “slavery” is not an arbitrary one. Over the years it has been codified in international law and to a somewhat lesser extent in national law. The key instruments in international law are the 1926 Slavery Convention, by the 1930 Forced Labour Convention, the 1956 Supplementary Convention on Slavery, the 2000 Palermo Protocol on trafficking, and the 2014 Forced Labour Protocol.

  • Human Rights Week

    The Law Society would like to say a big thank you to all of the firms that have already held events as well as those who have yet to hold events as part of Human Rights Week. A  huge thank you to everyone who attended, joined the debate and celebrated human rights. Events have ranged from discussions on education in South Africa and the 800th Magna Carta Anniversary, to a film screening of Contagion and the Law Society’s own Annual Human Rights Conference.

  • Over 160 organisations sign Human Rights Day letter

    The following letter appeared in theTelegraph on human rights day 2014. Letters: The legacy of the Magna Carta

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    Trial Observation report: Turkish Lawyers Trial

    Report of hearing at  Çaglayan Justice Palace 13th November 2014.

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    Human rights update now available for December 2014

    To read our December update please see attached document. Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email sarah.j.smith@lawsociety.org.uk                            

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    Human rights should not be used as a political tool

    This is the country that wrote Magna Carta…

  • Human rights update now available for November 2014

    To read our November update please see attached document. Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email sarah.j.smith@lawsociety.org.uk

  • Law Society raises concerns over Malaysian Sedition Act

    The Law Society has expressed concern over Malaysia’s continuing use of the 1948 Sedition Act. The act, which was made law during the British colonial era, criminalises speech uttered ‘to excite disaffection’ against the government. The act has been used to intimidate and silence political opponents including lawyers.