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Lawyers for Lawyers programme: interventions by the International Action Team

Who and why?

The Lawyers for Lawyers Programme, re-launched on Human Rights Day 2007, seeks to protect and support lawyers and judges who face intimidation or physical attack for carrying out their legitimate professional duties.

The programme also seeks to defend the independence of the justice system and the legal profession from undue restrictions or sanctions. It also tackles gross or systemic violations of the rule of law.

Monthly updates

If you wish to receive our human rights updates please email

Updates will include news about the Law Society's human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training.

We aim to send at least one a month or as and when important human rights issues arise.

Please see below an archive of our recent editions:

October 2014

Country and thematic pages

The pages listed below set out Law Society activities in the following countries over the last few years:



Human Rights Committee

The Committee seeks:

‘To see upheld human rights and the rule of law both domestically and internationally, particularly in relation to lawyers, their professional activities and the upholding of human rights standards'.

See below the profiles of the Human Rights Committee members.

Interventions prior to 2012

Thailand, 05 April 2011

The Law Society wrote to the Royal Thai Police Department expressing concern for lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit who has been reported missing since March 12, 2004.

His disappearance has been treated suspicious by Thai nongovernmental organisations, international nongovernmental organisations and several embassies.

Read the intervention.

Bangladesh, 05 April 2011