Human Rights

Turkey: Dismissal of 2,745 Judges

The Law Society of England and Wales is greatly concerned about the recent developments in Turkey following the coup attempt. Disciplinary actions against the alleged initiators of the coup have extended to the judicial system.

Mr Willie Kimani - Killing of Lawyer

The Law Society is deeply concerned by the murder of Mr Willie Kimani, a human rights lawyer who worked for the International Justice Mission and the Rights Promotion and Protection Centre.

Mr Malek Adly and Mr Negad El-Borai - lawyers at risk

The Law Society is very concerned about the many arrests, detentions, and interrogations of lawyers and human rights defenders that have taken place in Egypt since April 2016.

Abdolfattah Soltani - Lawyer at risk

The Law Society is concerned for Mr Abdolfattah Soltani, a human rights lawyer, founding member of Defenders of Human Rights Center, and a Nuremberg International Human Rights Award recipient.

All Interventions

Enter our Human Rights essay competition now

Hand writing an essay

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

Enter the competition

Human Rights monthly email update


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

Join the International Action Team


Find out more about the IAT, a Law Society pro bono project that relies on a network of lawyers and law students who intervene on behalf of lawyers at risk across the globe

Get involved

Social media