The Law Society condemns the fatal attack at a Pakistani court on Monday and extends its condolences to members of the legal profession who were affected.
Eleven people were killed and 24 injured when unknown men, armed with guns and bomb vests, attacked an Islamabad district court on Monday morning.
The attackers reportedly hurled hand grenades at lawyers' chambers and fired on staff, killing district judge Rafaqat Ahmed Awan. More people were injured in the stampede as the building was evacuated.
The President of the Law Society wrote to the Minister of Justice in Greece expressing concern regarding human rights defender Panayote Dimitras.
The President of the Law Society wrote to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh expressing deep concern regarding reports of the arbitrary arrest, detention, intimidation and harrasment of prominent lawyer Mr Adlur Rahman Khan.
The President of the Law Society wrote to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa expressing deep concern regarding the denial of early release for Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in Bahrain.
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Earlier this month, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul published the findings of her 9 day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The President of the Law Society wrote to the Chinese Ambassador to the UK expressing concern regarding the detention of prominent lawyer Gao Zhisheng.
The President of the Law Society wrote to President Juan Orlando Hernandez expressing concern regarding issues interference with human rights defenders.
The Law Society's Human Rights Committee has criticised two incidents of restrictive legislation passed in Turkey last week, which challenge the independence of the judiciary and place restrictions on free speech.
On the evening of the 30 April 2014 the Law Society will be holding an event entitled 'Human rights and military intervention'.