- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
- Junior Lawyers
The Law Society states that “nothing should undermine the independence of the legal profession, the rule of law, and the separation of powers” in response to comments about legal cases brought by UK lawyers against UK troops over claims of abuse in Iraq.
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
The Law Society of England and Wales is greatly concerned by the reports that Ms. Narges Mohammadi, a well-known human rights defender in Iran and Deputy Director of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), was sentenced to a further prison term of 16 years on 18 May 2016, which is to be served at Evin prison. Read the full letter below
Session 9: Business and Human Rights