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CCBE-INFO 53 - June 2016

Editorial - European Lawyers in Lesvos - Call for Volunteer Lawyers - With or Without Us? - New amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive - Public Consultation on "Regulation of Professions: Proportionality and National Action Plans” - European Commission -  Supranational Risk assessment - European Court of Human Rights Seminar - Conference in Georgia - FRA Handbook on European Law Relating to Access to Justice - PECO seminar in Albania - General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary - CCBE June Standing Committee - ‘HELP IN THE 28’ online courses - European Parliament - Committee of Enquiry

Position paper

CCBE comments on the draft code of conduct for Unified Patents Court

Position paper

Joint letter - Lobbyists for Transparent Lobbying

CCBE-INFO 52 - May 2016

Editorial: Transparency and Professional Secrecy - CCBE Recommendations on the protection of client confidentiality - Free Movement of Lawyers Guide - Meeting between INTERPOL and the CCBE - e-justice Conference of the Netherlands Presidency - 125th CCBE Plenary Session in Lyon on 20 May 2016 - Annual Report on Implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Project of the month: Venezuela - The CCBE in Strasbourg with the Federation of European Bars (FBE) - Support group for imprisoned Turkish lawyers - Transparency and mutual evaluation of regulated professions

CCBE publishes recommendations on the protection of client confidentiality within the context of surveillance activities

On 20 May 2016, at its Plenary Session in Lyon, the CCBE published its recommendations on the protection of client confidentiality within the context of surveillance activities. These recommendations aim not only to protect and ensure the fundamental principles of professional secrecy and legal professional privilege, but more importantly to protect citizens’ rights and the rule of law.