Read the 60th edition with news from the CCBE

The latest CCBE (Council of Bar and Law Societies in Europe) newsletter covers the following topics:

  • European Lawyers in Lesvos: 

From 8-11 March, a delegation composed of CCBE President Ruthven Gemmell, CCBE Past-President Michel Benichou, CCBE Migration Committee Chair David Conlan Smyth, DAV (German Bar Association) Past and Vice-President Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ewer, and DAV CEO Cord Brügmann, travelled to Greece to visit the European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) project.

  • Defence of the Defenders Workshop

On 30 March, the CCBE and organised a joint workshop entitled “How to improve the protection of threatened lawyers worldwide? Practical tools from the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism”.

  • European Parliament Workshop on Training of Lawyers

The workshop on “The training of lawyers” which will discuss the training of judges and legal practitioners, including lawyers, will take place on Wednesday 12 April 2017 in Brussels

  • Anti-Money Laundering

Amendments to the 4th AML Directive - On 28 February, the responsible European Parliament Committees adopted a Report on the proposal for a Directive amending the 4th anti-money laundering Directive.

  • Criminal Law

Proposal for a Regulation on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - On 23 December, the Commission published a “Proposal for a Regulation on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders”. The CCBE is in the process of finalising its response to this proposal as the proposal in its current form contains many problematic issues.

  • TRAVAW (Training of lawyers on the law regarding Violence Against Women)

The first training seminar on legal cases concerning violence against women took place in Madrid on 27 March 2017.

For the full report, please see the newsletter attached.