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CCBE response to the Commission Consultation on the EU implementation of the Aarhus Convention

CCBE submits observations on the Commission Consultation on the EU implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the area of access of justice in environmental matters

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.

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.