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Human Rights

Consultation Responses

Law Society response to RIPA consultation: equipment interference and interception of communications codes of practice

27 March 2015

The right to communicate with your lawyer without fear of your computer being bugged or your messages intercepted by the security and intelligence services is basic to the functioning of the justice system and the rule of law. 

Law Society provides evidence to investigatory powers review

6 October 2014

In providing evidence to the investigatory powers review, the Law Society has called for a revision and clarification of the UK’s regulatory framework for investigatory powers.

Law Society respond to call for evidence on the draft Modern Slavery Bill

11 February 2014Updated: 22 September 2014

Background The Joint Committee

‘Longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights’

16 January 2014Updated: 22 September 2014

The Law Society has responded to an open call for information, proposals and views from the Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on the reform of the European Court of Human Rights (DH-GDR).

The UK Government must ensure that victims of abuse perpetrated overseas are able to access justice in the UK

11 December 2013Updated: 22 September 2014

The following letter was published in the Times on 2 December 2013.

Law Society responds to the JCHR call for evidence on access to justice of the Government’s proposed judicial review reforms

27 November 2013Updated: 22 September 2014

The Law Society has responded to a call for evidence from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on the implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposed judicial review reforms.

Law Society’s response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights call for evidence on Human rights judgments

9 October 2013Updated: 22 September 2014

The Law Society’s human rights committee have responded to a call for evidence from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on Human rights judgments. 

Law Society's report to UN about Viet Nam's record on human rights

13 June 2013Updated: 22 September 2014

The Law Society, Lawyers for Lawyers in the Netherlands and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada jointly responded to the call from the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR) for submissions regarding human rights in Viet Nam. 

Law Society's report to UN about Mexico's record on human rights

13 March 2013Updated: 22 September 2014

The Law Society, Lawyers for Lawyers in the Netherlands and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada jointly responded to the call from the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR) for submissions regarding human rights in the Mexico.

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