- Law Society Communities
- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
The Law Society is deeply shocked and saddened by news of the murder of Turkish human rights lawyer Tahir Elci on 28 November 2015.
The Law Society expressed concern for two lawyers in India: Ms Gera and Ms Khandelwal. Read the intervention attached.
The Law Society is concerned for Ny Chakrya, a prominent human rights defender in Cambodia who was summoned to Phnom Penh Municipal Court by the Investigating Judge on 21st October 2015 at 9am. Any failure to appear Court on said date, would have resulted in the Court issuing an arrest warrant for him. Read intervention attached.
The Law Society is concerned about the reports of ongoing judicial harassment, treatment, persecution and imprisonment of human rights activist, peaceful protester and campaigner Zainab Al-Khawaja. Read full intervention attached
The Law Society would like to express its deep concern over the arrest and continued detention of Mr Buzurgmehr Yorov, a civil and criminal lawyer and Chairman of the Bar Association of Dushanbe. The Law Society notes that Mr Yorov was representing 13 members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) at the time of his arrest. Read full intervention attached
Session 9: Business and Human Rights