Welcome to CCBE | News | Press releases

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.

The CCBE denounces recent mass dismissals of judges in Turkey

Judicial independence is critical to the functioning of any democracy. A free society exists only if governed by the rule of law.

The CCBE launches the European Lawyers in Lesvos project

The CCBE and the Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) have launched their joint European Lawyers in Lesvos project, aimed at providing legal assistance to migrants requiring international protection.