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Turkey: Independence, integrity and freedom of expression of the legal profession at stake

On the weekend of 20 and 21 June 2020, a large number of lawyers and local Turkish Bar Associations presidents launched a symbolic march from their respective provinces to the entrance of Ankara to protest against a new draft bill of the governing party AKP, which is intended to change the electoral system of the chambers and further restrict the independence of the bars and the legal profession.

The CCBE sounds the alarm bell for justice in Europe - The CCBE calls to overcome urgently the current paralysis of judicial systems

During the confinement period, numerous cases and proceedings have been cancelled and postponed to the detriment of access to justice and respect of human rights.

New CCBE Presidency

The new CCBE Presidency takes office as of 1st January 2020

CCBE Human Rights Award 2019

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) grants its 2019 Human Rights Award to four Iranian lawyers currently in prison: Nasrin Sotoudeh, Abdolfattah Soltani, Mohammad Najafi and Amirsalar Davoudi.

The CCBE expresses its shock over the murder of Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) is utterly shocked by the murder of Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum this morning.