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Chair of Law Society Human Rights Committee, Professor Sara Chandler, wins Latin-UK Award for human rights work

Professor Sara Chandler, chair of the Law Society's Human Rights Committee, has been announced as the winner of the human rights worker of the year award at the third annual Latin-UK Awards (LUKAS).

The LUKAS recognise those who have worked with the Latin community in Britain across categories including music, dance, sport, food, community (including human rights), the arts, and business.

Law Society concerned by arrest of human rights lawyer Mr Thulani Rudolf Maseko and Mr Bheki Makhubu in Swaziland

Swaziland,15 April 2014

The Law Society expressed concerned for Mr Thulani Rudolf Maseko, a human rights lawyer who was arrested on 17 March 2014 along with The Nation magazine Editor, Mr Bheki Makhubu, and indicted at noon on 18 March on contempt of court charges.

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Law Society raises concerns over lawyer in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 4 April 2014

The President of the Law Society wrote to the African Commision on Human and Peoples' Rights expressing concern for Didier Kalemba, a lawyer and human rights defender from the DRC.  

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Law Society raises concerns over lawyer in Russia

The President of the Law Society wrote to Mr Alexander Konovalov, the Minister of Justice in Russia expressing concern regarding Evgeny Vitishko.

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April 2014 human rights update now available

The April 2014 update is now available.

Our updates include news about the Law Society's human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email sarah.j.smith@lawsociety.org.uk 
 

Law Society raises concerns over lawyers in Honduras, Thailand and Uzbekistan

The Law Society president has expressed deep concern regarding prominent human rights lawyers in Honduras, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

Law Society concerned following European Court of Human Rights ruling on client-lawyer meeting confidentiality

The Law Society is concerned that a European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling, which found in favour of Turkish authorities recording meetings between a client and his lawyers, could have far-reaching implications for the confidentiality of the lawyer-client relationship.

Law Society Advisory Group launches report on business and human rights

On 25 March the Law Society of England and Wales launched a report from its practitioners advisory group established to consult the legal sector on business and human rights. In other sectors, industry bodies are playing a key role in supporting their members to promote the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the legal profession is no different. Industries are increasingly looking at developing specific guidance on what the Guiding Principles mean for their sector.

Law Society raises concerns regarding lawyer in Malaysia

The President of the Law Society wrote to the Prime Minister expressing deep concern regarding prominent human rights lawyer Karpal Singh.  

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Law Society condemns attack on Pakistani court

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.