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CCBE-INFO 79 - Feburary 2019

  • The CCBE standing committee: director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty’s speech
  • Attacks on lawyers highlighted in the European Parliament
  • European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer: A guarantee for the proper administration of justice and the respect of the Rule of Law
  • International rules for cross-border access to e-evidence: CCBE urges the commission to postpone negotiations with the U.S. and the Council of Europe
  • Code of Conduct for lawyers under GDPR adopted in Slovakia
  • Procedural safeguards
  • The Finnish Bar Association celebrates its centenary
  • Effectiveness of access to justice in environmental matters, and how the EU has implemented the Aarhus Convention
  • Anti-money laundering – Supranational Risk Assessment (SNRA)
  • CCBE Committee chairs

International rules for cross-border access to e-evidence: CCBE urges the Commission to postpone negotiations with the U.S. and the Council of Europe

The CCBE has made several recommendations following a critical assessment of the proposed reforms to the international rules governing cross-border access to e-evidence for the purpose of criminal investigations.

Endangered lawyers

The European Parliament is holding a hearing on attacks against lawyers: an increasingly persecuted profession worldwide.

CCBE-INFO 78 - January 2019

  • New CCBE Presidency for 2019
  • The CCBE’s recent activities in the context of e-evidence and e-Justice
  • The 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty to be held in Brussels from 26 February to 1 March 2019
  • Finnish Bar Projects for 2019
  • “Advokatsamfundet” celebrates its 100th anniversary
  • Day of the Endangered Lawyer

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.