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The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) appoints a new Presidency starting from January 2019

During its Plenary Session on 29 November 2018, the CCBE nominated José de Freitas (Portugal) to become its new President starting from 1 January 2019. He takes over from Antonín Mokrý. His presidency will be supported by Ranko Pelicarić (Croatia) as 1st Vice-President, Margarete von Galen (Germany) as 2nd Vice-President, and James MacGuill (Ireland) as 3rd Vice-President.

International Migrants Day: The CCBE recalls the crucial importance of ensuring legal assistance for all asylum seekers

Today is International Migrants Day, the maximum expression of overcoming adversity to live a better life and celebrated as a result of Resolution 55/93 of the United Nations General Assembly.

CCBE-INFO 77 - November/December 2018

  • The CCBE event of the year: The Artificial Intelligence – Humane Justice Conference in Lille 
  • The November Plenary: The CCBE Human Rights Award along with powerful speeches
  • The Conference on the Effectiveness of Justice Systems (30 November 2018, Vienna)
  • European Lawyers’ Day: Lawyer visibility and promoting the Rule of Law
  • Migration – European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) needs your help 
  • Court of Justice of the European Union: As from 1 December 2018, e-Curia will become mandatory for the exchange of legal documents between parties’ representatives and the General Court. 
  • Globalising lawyers’ practice in Asia

Human Rights Day: The CCBE’s involvement in promoting human rights

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 1948.

The 2018 CCBE Human Rights Award

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) granted its 2018 Human Rights Award to Polish lawyer, Mikołaj Pietrzak, for his exceptional involvement and continuous work in support of human rights and the Rule of Law.