International Fair Trial Day 2024 will focus on the Philippines
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2d ago
The Philippines will be this year's focus on 14 June, and nominations have opened for this year's Ebru Timtik award to commemorate work outstanding relevant work in the country ..read more
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Lawyers must be protected as the UN reviews China's human rights record
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2d ago
The Law Society raises concerns about the mistreatment of legal professionals in China, as lawyers are unable to exercise their profession freely and independently ..read more
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Former Afghanistan judge illustrates dire state of justice system under Taliban rule
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2d ago
We are gravely concerned about the collapse of the justice system in Afghanistan and the persecution of legal professionals by the Taliban ..read more
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New report details results of our recent fact-finding mission in Turkey
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2d ago
A newly published report covers the results of our recent fact-finding mission in Turkey, focusing on the treatment of lawyers who have been arrested or detained ..read more
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Over the rainbow
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1w ago
Marios Kontos, winner of the In-House Solicitor of the Year award at the 2021 Law Society Excellence Awards, tells us about his work as a Legal Officer at Rainbow Migration, a charity that helps LGBTQI+ people with asylum and immigration cases in the UK ..read more
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Parliamentary briefing - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: committee stage…
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1w ago
We've prepared a briefing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration Bill ahead of the committee stage in the House of Lords on Monday 12 February ..read more
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Day of the Endangered Lawyer highlights plight of Iranian lawyers
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1w ago
On 24 January 2024, we held an event to mark the International Day of the Endangered Lawyer, which this year focused on Iran ..read more
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Westminster update: Rwanda bill
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3w ago
Your weekly update on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall. This week: the Rwanda bill and treaty, leasehold reform, the Criminal Justice Bill and the state of the courts ..read more
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Safety of Rwanda Bill corrodes the rule of law and access to justice
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3w ago
Ahead of the Rwanda Bill's second reading in the House of Lords, we outline our profound concerns with the proposals ..read more
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Honour those who defend our human rights: Day of the Endangered Lawyer
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3w ago
We mark Day of the Endangered Lawyer and honour lawyers targeted for defending the legal profession and upholding the rule of law ..read more
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