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CCBE wins case against the Dutch State on surveillance of lawyers

The District Court of The Hague has ruled that surveillance of lawyers by intelligence agencies constitutes an infringement of fundamental rights and orders the State to stop all surveillance of lawyers’ communications.

Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe takes mass surveillance to court

CCBE members voted to intervene in a pending case against the Dutch state in support of lawyers placed under surveillance by a government agency.

Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe Appoints New Secretary-General

Philip Buisseret is the new Secretary-General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the representative organisation for more than one million lawyers from forty-five countries.

Members of the European Parliament denounce surveillance of lawyer-client communications

MEPs raised concerns about interception of phone calls between lawyers and their clients by intelligence services across Europe in a plenary debate with the Presidency of the EU and the Commissioner for Justice on Tuesday evening.