Daily Archives: 13 de October de 2017

Cameroon: Assassination attempt on Advocate General Ayah Paul Abine and family

October 12, 2017

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http://www.camer.be/63387/6:1/cameroun-paul-ayah-abine-echappe-a-un-assassinat-cameroon.html (FRANCAIS)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Abine_Ayah

 

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Turkey: Human rights lawyer Eren Keskin given 6-month jail sentence

October 12, 2017

Human rights lawyer Eren Keskin given 6-month jail sentence

Eren Keskin, a human rights activist, a lawyer and a columnist, was sentenced to 6 months in jail on conviction of insulting the security forces.

The jail sentence was converted to TL3,000 fine.

An Istanbul court, on Thursday, handed down its decision to sentence Keskin in prison for insulting the state security forces in one of her articles at the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem newspaper.

The left-wing newspaper was earlier shut down as part of the government’s post-coup crackdown against its dissidents.

The court ruled that Keskin insulted the police department in a 2016 article, titled “Radical Evil.”

https://turkeypurge.com/human-rights-lawyer-eren-keskin-given-6-month-jail-sentence

https://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/eren-keskin-e-ceza-184170.html (TURKCE)

India: Delhi district bar associations to go on strike tomorrow over judge’s “misconduct”

October 12, 2017

District Bar Associations

The Co-ordination Committee of all District Bar Associations in Delhi has resolved to boycott court work tomorrow in light of “increasing tendency of misconduct by various judges”.

The resolution passed yesterday claims that the judicial administration has not taken any measures to curb such instances of misconduct on the part of judges. It states,

“The Co-ordination Committee is of the view that the respect which should be given to the legal fraternity being the officers of the court is unfortunately not being adhered to by some of the judges, which is resulting into loss of faith of the lawyers as well as public in the justice delivery system.”

The issue stems from an incident wherein the juniors of a lawyer appeared before Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Gupta on Tuesday with a view to obtaining a passover, as the senior was in another court. However, Gupta did not entertain the same.

https://barandbench.com/delhi-district-bar-associations-strike/

https://barandbench.com/kirubakaran-hooligan-legal-profession/

Pakistan: Protesting lawyers disrupt accountability court proceedings

October 13, 2017

The judges of accountability court on Friday adjourned the hearing of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and hsi son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar after lawyers’ clash with security officers in judicial complex.

A scuffle erupted when security personnel barred lawyers and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders from entering the court after which the judges along with Justice Mohammad Bashir expressed resentment and left the court without hearing.

The spat also injured one lawyer who was immediately taken to the hospital for medical assistance.

Sources told that the court room has capacity of approximately 18 people while the lawyers were about 80.

On the other hand, NAB prosecution team has submitted report in headquarters, stating that the team was tried to be attacked as its head Sardar Mazhar Abbasi was pushed by the lawyers. The report further stated that the team member was tried to be removed from the dais.

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/409510-NAB-references:-Hearing-adjourned-due-to-police-lawyers-spat-outside-acc#.WeCH5wOwvVg.facebook

https://www.geo.tv/latest/162496-maryam-nawaz-en-route-to-accountability-court-for-corruption-reference

https://arynews.tv/en/graft-cases-maryam-nawaz-capt-safdar-reach-nab-court/

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1530304/twitter-reacts-lawyers-scuffle-outside-accountability-court/

https://arynews.tv/en/talal-chaudhry-deplores-clashes-lawyers-police/

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/13/pml-n-is-bent-on-destroying-all-state-institutions-imran-khan/

Greece: Well-known criminal lawyer murdered in Athens office

October 12, 2017

Lawyer Michalis Zafeiropoulos was murdered in his office in central Athens on Thursday night.

According to authorities, two armed men entered the building on Asklipiou Street and shot Zafeiropoulos in the head and chest.

An associate of the 52-year-old lawyer, who was in the office at the time, was locked in another room by the assailants, according to initial reports.

Zafeiropoulos was a well-known criminal lawyer and the son of former New Democracy MP Nondas Zafeiropoulos. His murder prompted a reaction from Greece’s political parties.

“I express my disgust at the cold-blooded murder of M(ichalis) Zafeiropoulos,” tweeted New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted. “(He was) A good lawyer, distinguished ND member and very good friend.”

Online

http://www.ekathimerini.com/222401/article/ekathimerini/news/well-known-criminal-lawyer-murdered-in-athens-office

http://balkaneu.com/greek-lawyer-murdered-in-cold-blood-in-central-athens/

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/10/12/prominent-greek-lawyer-assassinated/

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/prominent-greek-lawyer-shot-killed-athens-office-50444797

http://en.protothema.gr/breaking-murder-attack-against-famous-lawyer-in-athens/

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2017/10/12/97001-20171012FILWWW00346-grece-un-avocat-penaliste-connu-assassine.php (FRANCAIS)

http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-wews171012.htm (FRANCAIS)

Assassinat de Michalis Zafeiropoulos

Le conseil de l’Ordre du Βarreau d’Athènes nous informe de ce qu’il a décidé d’une grève judiciaire en signe de deuil avec l’ abstention de tous les avocats de paraître aux audiences pendant sept jours en signe de protestation et de deuil pour la perte injuste et criminelle de notre confrère. 

(L’Observatoire IDHAE Facebook)

http://www.dsa.gr/%CE%BD%CE%AD%CE%B1/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%B9%CE%BD%CF%8E%CF%83%CE%B5%CE%B9%CF%82/%CE%B1%CF%8D%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CF%83%CE%AC%CE%B2%CE%B2%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%BF-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B9%CF%82-3-%CF%84%CE%BF-%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%83%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%AD%CF%81%CE%B9-%CE%B7-%CE%BA%CE%B7%CE%B4%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CF%83%CF%85%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%B4%CE%AD%CE%BB%CF%86%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B7%CE%B3%CF%8C%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%BC%CE%B9%CF%87-%CE%B6%CE%B1%CF%86%CE%B5%CE%B9%CF%81%CF%8C%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%85%CE%BB%CE%BF (GREEK)

http://www.dsa.gr/ (GREEK)

http://news.in.gr/greece/article/?aid=1500167500 (GREEK)

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1284854/to-sabbato-i-kideia-tou-mix-zafeiropoulou (GREEK)

http://www.lifo.gr/now/highlights/164038 (GREEK)

UAE: Droits de l’homme : Campagne de l’UIA pour la libération de Mohammed al-Roken

le 12 octobre, 2017

Campagne internationale pour la libération de Mohammed al-Roken

L’Union internationale des avocats (UIA) lance une campagne pour exiger des autorités émiraties la libération de l’avocat défenseur des droits de l’homme Mohammed al-Roken.

Au travers d’une campagne d’affichage et de plaidoyer, l’UIA encourage ses membres, en particulier et la communauté juridique internationale, en géénral, à faire « pression » sur le gouvernement émirati par l’envoi de courriers dénonçant l’injustice de la détention de Mohammed al-Roken. Un modèle de lettre est disponible sur son site.

« Aucun défenseur ne doit être détenu ou emprisonné du fait de l’exercice pacifique de ses droits à la liberté d’expression et d’association », affirme la présidente de l’UIA Laurence Bory qui estime que « la détention de Me Mohammed al-Roken est incompatible avec les responsabilités et les engagements des Émirats Arabes Unis en tant que membre du Conseil des droits de l’homme. »

Pour rappel, l’avocat émirati a été arrêté le 17 juillet 2012 dans le cadre d’arrestations de masse à l’égard de défenseurs des droits de l’homme, de juges, d’intellectuels et de leaders de la communauté étudiante. Ces arrestations faisaient suite à une pétition réclamant des réformes pour une plus grande démocratisation de l’État. À l’issue du procès des 94 Émiratis également connu sous l’acronyme “UAE94”, l’avocat été condamné, le 2 juillet 2013, à 10 ans de prison, dont trois de probation et une interdiction d’exercer pour avoir créé une organisation ayant soi-disant pour objectif de renverser le gouvernement.

L’avocat émirati a été soumis à des actes de torture, privé d’un droit à la défense effective et les observateurs indépendants n’ont pu accéder aux audiences. Reconnu pour son engagement en faveur des droits de l’homme, Mohammed al-Roken s’est vu décerné le Prix international des droits de l’homme Ludovic Trarieux en mai 2017.

 

https://www.lextimes.fr/actualites/droits-de-lhomme/campagne-de-luia-pour-la-liberation-de-mohammed-al-roken

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10 novembre 2017: l’Avvocatura internazionale a Venezia in occasione della consegna del Premio Ludovic Trarieux 2017, assegnato all’avv. Mohammed al-Roken degli Emirati Arabi Uniti e per tutti i difensori dei diritti umani minacciati, incarcerati, uccisi a causa della loro attività http://bit.ly/2yfjhV1

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Turkey/IBA: LexisNexis Congratulates 2017 International Bar Association Award Winners

 

Three international lawyers recognised for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession

SYDNEY, October 9, 2017: LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, congratulates Ramazan Demir, Malene C. Alleyne and Balasz Sahin-Toth on their accolades, for their outstanding commitment to pro bono and human rights work at the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference.

The Awards are being presented at IBA Conference in Sydney this week, which LexisNexis is a proud global event partner – of the event itself and the Awards.

Ramazan Demir is the recipient of the 2017 IBA Human Rights Award. Ramazan has acted in the interests of many marginalized groups despite facing serious personal consequences including being charged twice. He has represented members of the People’s Democratic Party over their arbitrary detention and acted as a consultant for those arrested following the Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013. Ramazan is also a former recipient of the Human Rights Award of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (2016).

https://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/insights-and-analysis/media-release/2017/lexisnexis-congratulates-2017-international-bar-association-award-winners

https://www.ibanet.org/Committees/Divisions/Legal_Practice/IBA-Human-Rights-Award.aspx

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/ramazan-demir

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