- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
- Junior Lawyers
The Graham Turnbull Human Rights Travel Award was launched in June 2014. It consists of a grant of £500 to be awarded for travel in relation to human rights related activities, such as trial observation, field research, or to support the work of human rights lawyers abroad.
The Law Society are deeply concerned to learn of the assassination attempt on Mr Supoj Kansong, a human rights defender who is a member of the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT).
The Law Society is concerned for Mr Issa al-Hamid, a human rights activist and a founding member of ACPRA (the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights), who was sentenced on 14 April 2016 to 9 years imprisonment, followed by a 9 year travel ban, by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh.
The Law Society strongly condemns the brutal murder of the criminal defence lawyer Yuri Grabovski, who was last seen on 5 March 2016.
The Law Society is concern regarding the unlawful and arbitrary arrest of two Turkish lawyers, namely, Ms. Ayse Acinikli and Mr. Ramazan Demir, held in pre-trial detention since 6 April 2016.
Session 9: Business and Human Rights