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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.

The CCBE 2017 Human Rights Award

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) today granted its 2017 Human Rights Award to Georgian lawyer Zaza Khatiashvili, for his outstanding work in support of persecuted lawyers in Georgia.

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.