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    Amicus for Constitutional Court - Turkey

    2016-09-12T16:06:00Z

    The Law Society of England and Wales (TLS) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted an Amicus Curiae brief to the Turkish Constitutional Court.

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    Human rights update now available for July 2016

    To read our July update please see the attached document. Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email HumanRightsUpdate@lawsociety.org.uk

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    Oral Statement before the UN Human Rights Council

    2016-06-21T13:18:00Z

    The Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee at The Law Society, Mr. Tony Fisher, endorsed an oral statement made before the United Nations Human Rights Council on the general findings of the regional consultation “Independence of the Legal Profession” regarding the situation of lawyers in Europe, Caucasu, Central Asia and ...

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    Joint call for action to U.N. Special Rapporteurs on behalf of two detained Turkish lawyers

    2016-05-31T09:42:00Z

    The Law Society is concern regarding the unlawful and arbitrary arrest of two Turkish lawyers, namely, Ms. Ayşe Acinikli and Mr. Ramazan Demir, held in pre-trial detention since 6 April 2016.  Read the Law Society press release Read the letter below

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    Human rights update now available for April 2016

    To read our April update please see the attached document. Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email HumanRightsUpdate@lawsociety.org.uk

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    Chinese lawyer shortlisted for freedom of speech award

    2016-04-06T10:29:00Z

    The case of Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, convicted last December of ‘creating disturbances’, will be highlighted next week at the UK’s premier free speech awards. Pu, who was detained for 19 months before being given a three-year suspended prison sentence and placed under house arrest, is among those shortlisted ...

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    Human rights update now available for January 2016

    To read our January update please see the attached document. Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email HumanRightsUpdate@lawsociety.org.uk

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    Human Rights Day Letter in The Times

    Lawyers play a vital role upholding human rights, so governments must ensure they can perform their duties without harassment

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    Law Society pays tribute to murdered human rights lawyer in Turkey

    The Law Society is deeply shocked and saddened by news of the murder of Kurdish human rights lawyer Tahir Elci on 28 November 2015. Tahir was a prominent human rights lawyer practising in Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey and was the president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association. The Law ...

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    New call from national and international rights groups on the need to ensure accountability for the U.S. CIA Torture Program

    The Human Rights Committee of the Law Society joined over 100 other organisations from around the world to demand accountability for CIA torture. At the 29th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (June 15 - July 3, 2015) over 100 organisations from around the world delivered ...