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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.

Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe Appoints New Presidency

Ruthven Gemmell WS is the new President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the representative organisation for more than one million lawyers from 45 countries.

The CCBE denounces the ongoing crackdown on the rule of law in Turkey

In light of World Human Rights Day on 10 December, the CCBE denounces the ongoing crackdown on the rule of law in Turkey.

The CCBE 2016 Human Rights Award

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) today granted its 2016 Human Rights Award to four Turkish lawyers who have been particularly active in the defence of human rights and the rule of law in Turkey.  

Joint Statement on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey

At the CCBE Standing Committee in Paris, the CCBE President Michel Benichou presented the joint statement on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey.