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Human Rights

Indictment of the human rights lawyer Orhan Kemal Cengiz in Turkey

On 9th May 2017, the Law Society of E&W sent an intervention letter on the case of indictment of the human rights lawyer Orhan Kemal Cengiz in Turkey.

Prolonged pre-trial detention of lawyers in Cameroon

The Law Society sent an intervention letter to the Cameroonian President on the case of pre-trial detention of lawyers facing charges before the military tribunal in Cameroon. 

Joint intervention letter on Turkey

The Law Society of England and Wales sent a joint letter with various law societies and bar councils on the case of the dismissal of 227 judges and prosecutors in Turkey and the detention of Judge Aydin Sefa Akay.

Detention of the human rights defenders Esham Kossak and Ahmed Al Musheikhis in Saudi Arabia

The Law Society of England and Wales is concerned about the detention of two human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia.

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Interview with Nick HowardVideo

22 August 2017

Human Rights Committee member Nick Howard examines the human rights situation in Wales from his perspective as lawyer for the Welsh Government.

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Interview with Alastair LoganVideo

22 August 2017

Human Rights Committee member Alastair Logan reflects on his distinguished career as a solicitor, defending “the Guildford Four” and fighting for access to justice

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Interview with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and LawyersVideo

27 March 2017

Diego García-Sayán speaks about the importance of the independence of the legal profession.

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Each year law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers are invited to enter the Law Society's annual Graham Turnbull essay competition.

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