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Dutch court upholds lower court ruling banning surveillance of lawyers’ communications after successful CCBE intervention

On 27 October 2015, a Dutch Court of Appeal upheld The Hague District court’s ruling in the Prakken d’Oliveira case which ordered the Dutch State to stop all surveillance of lawyers’ communications until it provided for independent oversight.

CCBE-INFO 45 - September 2015

Reminder about European Lawyers Day - Human Rights Award 2015 - Mandatory Disclosure on Tax Matters - First Ever Joint CCBE and Belarusian Bar Seminar - Court of Justice and General Court - Blogs

CCBE-INFO 44 - July-August 2015

Protecting the freedom of expression of lawyers - Fighting warrantless wiretapping of lawyer-client communications - Requesting strong, independent safeguards for domestic intelligence gathering

The CCBE has intervened before the French Constitutional Council to defend the confidentiality of communications between lawyers and their clients

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has submitted comments as part of the review of the bill on intelligence, and made several suggestions to bring the law into compliance with the right to privacy and the right to legal advice.

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.