In light of World Human Rights Day on 10 December, the CCBE denounces the ongoing crackdown on the rule of law in Turkey.
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.
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.
Judicial independence is critical to the functioning of any democracy. A free society exists only if governed by the rule of law.
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.