Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 1948.
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.
The CCBE expresses its concerns over the potential creation of controlled centres and landing platforms for migrants
The CCBE stresses the need to guarantee legal assistance to all asylum seekers.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe welcomes EU Rule of Law initiatives regarding Poland and Hungary
The regulation of the profession, the defence of the Rule of Law, human rights and democratic values are the most important missions of the CCBE. Areas of special concern include, amongst others, the right of access to justice, the development of the Rule of Law, and the protection of the individual citizen.