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Démarre le téléchargement d'un fichier10/11/2021: Joint call in support of endangered lawyers in Afghanistan

The CCBE with several bars and lawyers’ organisations, together with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, urge the relevant stakeholders to urgently provide adequate protection to endangered lawyers in Afghanistan and underline the need to ensure the maintenance of an independent legal profession and Bar in Afghanistan in order to preserve the independence and integrity of the administration of justice and the rule of law.

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CCBE Webinar on the situation of the legal profession in Turkey – 10 December 2020:

Démarre le téléchargement d'un fichierProgram of the event


Démarre le téléchargement d'un fichier10/12/2020: CCBE Statement on the situation of the legal profession in Turkey

On the occasion of International Day for Human Rights, the CCBE urges the Turkish authorities to uphold the rule of law by bringing an end to the persecution of lawyers and by refraining from taking any measure which would have the effect of hindering the independence, integrity and freedom of expression of the legal profession in Turkey.


The CCBE supports the 11th Day of the of the Endangered Lawyer with this Petition in supports of lawyers in Azerbaijan

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Every year since 2007, the CCBE has granted a Human Rights Award. The objective of the CCBE is to honour distinguished lawyers/lawyers’ organisations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment and sacrifice to uphold fundamental values. It is an effective and useful tool to raise awareness of the core values of the legal profession. The Award is officially delivered to the winner by the CCBE President at the Plenary Session.

In addition to its 2021 Human Rights Award which will be granted at its Plenary Session in Berlin on 10 December 2021, the CCBE exceptionally decided to grant an additional Human Rights Award to all the endangered lawyers in Afghanistan.