- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
- Junior Lawyers
The statement condemns attempts to reinstate the death penalty in Turkey and was co-signed by 36 law societies and Bar associations, including the Law Society and the Bar Council.
An intervention letter was sent to the President of Burundi to express the concern of the Law Society on the reprisals against four lawyers.
The Law Society is deeply concerned about the treatment receveid by the human rights defender Guo Feixiong while detained in Yangchun prison in the provice of Guandong in China. The Law Society urges the Chinese Government to ensure that appropriate medical treatment is provided to Mr. Feixiong and that safety of lawyers and human rights defenders in guaranteed in the country.
The Law Society is deeply concerned about the recent harassment and acts of intimidation against the human rights lawyer Ramón Cadena Rámila, Representative of the International Commission of Jurists in Guatemala. The Law Society urges the Government to understake effective steps to protect lawyers in Guatemala.
The Law Society is deeply concerned about the increase of travel bans imposed on human rights defenders and activists in Bahrain. According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) the list of travel bans imposed on human rights defenders and activists has doubled with at least 25 cases of travel bans, 23 of which have been imposed since June 2016 Read the full letter below
Session 9: Business and Human Rights