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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.

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.