- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
- Junior Lawyers
The CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) granted its 2016 Human Rights Award to four Turkish lawyers: Ayse Bingöl Demir, Ayse Acinikli, Ramazan Demir and posthumously to Tahir Elçi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Session 9: Business and Human Rights