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European lawyers celebrate European Day of Justice

Brussels, 25 October 2017 – To mark the European Day of Justice, Europe’s lawyers have invited policy-makers and regulators to reflect on the opportunities for safeguarding the Rule of Law in the EU.

ECtHR launches new system for single judge decisions

The Council of Bars and Law Societies welcomes the launch of a new system for single judge the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Joint statement by lawyers, judges, and journalists on the ongoing crackdown on the rule of law in Turkey

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), and the European Association of Judges (EAJ) have issued a joint statement firmly condemning the ongoing widespread persecution of lawyers, journalists, judges and prosecutors in Turkey.

Protection of threatened Human Rights Lawyers

Today marked the launch of a new online platform for the protection of human rights defenders and lawyers worldwide.

The Council of Europe appoints a rapporteur for the drafting of a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Council of Europe has appointed Mrs Sabien Lahaye-Battheu as Rapporteur for the Case for drafting a European Convention on the profession of lawyer. Mrs Lahaye-Battheu is a Belgian member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and has been a lawyer since 1990.