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CCBE-INFO 68 - December 2017 - January 2018

  • New Presidency for 2018
  • European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer
  • CCBE Roundtable on Surveillance and the Rule of Law at the European Parliament
  • CCBE Amicus Curiae brief in the United States v. Microsoft Corp case
  • CCBE panel on “National security: a free licence for government surveillance?” at the Computer Privacy and Data Protection conference
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Tax
  • Venezuela
  • News in short

The CCBE argues against the position of the United States on the extraterritorial application of search warrants

The CCBE brings its support to Microsoft Corporation in a case dealing with the extraterritorial search and seizure of electronic communications.

PACE calls for European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

A major step forward for human rights in Europe as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for the drafting of a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer.

Electronic surveillance: MEPs join European lawyers calling on the EU and its Member States to protect the rule of law

In light of the upcoming European Commission’s legislative proposal on electronic evidence in criminal matters, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) met with several MEPs to discuss how to protect the rule of law in Europe within the field of security and surveillance.

The CCBE appoints new presidency for 2018

During its Plenary Session on 24 November 2017, the CCBE nominated Antonín Mokrý (Czech Republic) to become its new President starting from 1 January 2018. His presidency will be supported by José de Freitas (Portugal) as 1st Vice-President, Ranko Pelicarić (Croatia) as 2nd Vice-President, and Margarete Gräfin von Galen (Germany) as 3rd Vice-President.