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At the CCBE Plenary Meeting in November, the CCBE delegations elected our 2015 Presidency: President, Maria Ślązak (Poland); First Vice President, Michel Benichou (France); Second Vice President, Ruthven Gemmell (United Kingdom); and Third Vice President, Antonín Mokrý (Czech Republic).

Warmest wishes for a Happy New Year from the CCBE!

Thank you to those who celebrated our first European Lawyers Day 2014! With the participation of over 20 national bars and law societies, as well as their local members, the planned activities and the show of support around Europe proved to be a great success. We look forward to planning an even more exciting European Lawyers Day 2015!

Please contact CCBE Communication Officer, Dawn Turek (turek@ccbe.eu) for any follow-up questions.

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Ms Valdênia Aparecida Paulino Lanfranchi receiving the 2014 Human Rights Award from CCBE President Aldo Bulgarelli

 

The Plenary Session of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe on 28 November granted its 2014 Human Rights Award to Ms Valdênia Aparecida Paulino Lanfranchi, a Brazilian lawyer who has devoted her life to the defence of those most vulnerable in her country’s favelas.

The CCBE honours her extraordinary determination, commitment and perseverance in defence of Human Rights. More information about past recipients and criteria for the award is available here  ... [+]

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The President of the ECHR and the CCBE President (in the middle) surrounded by judges, officials from the Registry and CCBE experts

 

The CCBE held its annual meeting with the European Court of Human Rights on 14 November in Strasbourg. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss initial experience with new Rule 47, introducing stricter conditions for lodging an application, which entered into force at the beginning of the year. The other topics discussed included the issue of inadmissibility letters and the court’s prioritisation policy.

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