Human Rights

Killing of the human rights defender Jeremy Barrios in Guatemala

The Law Society of England and Wales expressed its concern over the killing of the human rights defender Jeremy Barrios in Guatemala and the increasing unsafe environment for human rights defenders and lawyers in the country. 

Imprisonment of the two human rights lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov in Tajikistan

The Law Society is concerned about the imprisonment of the two human rights lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov in Tajikistan. We respectfully urge the Government of Tajikistan to ensure that the conditions of detention of the two lawyers comply with international human rights standards and that appeal mechanisms are made available to the lawyers. 

Joint intervention letter on the arrest of the lawyer Levent Piskin in Turkey

The Law Society of England and Wales and the organisation Lawyers for Lawyers sent a joint letter to the Turkish President Erdogan to extend concern over the arrest of the lawyer Levent Piskin. 

Detention of the human rights lawyer Xia Lin in China

The Law Society sent an intervention letter to express its concern over the detention of the Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, who was sentenced to a 12 years imprisonment on fraud charges. 

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Business and Human Rights: An Overview”Video

9 February 2017

Human Rights Committee Chair Tony Fisher discusses the principles underpinning Business and Human Rights and their implications for practitioners.

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Law Firms and S54 of the Modern Slavery ActVideo

9 February 2017

Senior associate from Clifford Chance fills us in on the latest with the Modern Slavery Act and how law firms should produce their own Section 54 statements.

The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU legal Video

21 March 2015Updated: 13 April 2015

Session 8: The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU legal framework and its relevance for the UK legal order

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