Daily Archives: 15/02/2018

Russia: Exiled Azerbaijani rapper and Russian lawyers among names shortlisted for censorship freedom awards

February 14, 2018

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https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/exiled-azerbaijani-rapper-russian-lawyers-among-names-shortlisted-censorship-freedom-awards/14/02/

https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2018/02/indexawards2018-champions-free-expression-shortlist-announced/

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France: Journée d’action – Carte judiciaire

 

le 15 février, 2018

Journée Justice morte ! Mobilisation des magistrats, des fonctionnaires de justice, des avocats, des élus locaux et des justiciables à saint-Quentin!! (Facebook)

 

Grève du barreau de Beziers, avocats,magistrats, greffiers, notaires, élus, groupements d’entreprises devant le TGi de Beziers

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http://www.lapressedevesoul.com/actualite-37969-avocats-magistrats-et-greffiers-en-greve-jeudi.html

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/317795/article/2018-02-15/une-soixantaine-d-avocats-et-magistrats-unis-contre-la-reforme-de-la-carte

https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/brest-29200/brest-magistrats-avocats-et-fonctionnaires-unis-contre-la-reforme-5567242

https://www.deltafm.fr/info-locale/boulonnais/boulogne-sur-mer/tribunal-menace-reforme-de-carte-judiciaire-avocats-magistrats-colere/

https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/lorient-56100/lorient-mobilisation-contre-la-reforme-de-la-justice-5567245

https://www.lobservateur.fr/avesnois/2018/02/15/avesnes-mobilisation-contre-la-disparition-du-tribunal-davesnes/

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/grand-est/marne/reims/mobilisation-avocats-remois-contre-reforme-justice-1424313.html

http://www.sudouest.fr/2018/02/15/reforme-de-la-carte-judiciaire-une-soixantaine-de-manifestants-a-bayonne-4203759-4018.php

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpes/rhone/lyon/mobilisation-contre-reforme-carte-judiciaire-auvergne-rhone-alpes-1424277.html

http://www.lindependant.fr/2018/02/15/narbonne-mobilisation-des-professionnels-de-la-justice-pour-defendre-le-tribunal,3095603.php

http://www.lindependant.fr/2018/02/15/narbonne-mobilisation-des-professionnels-de-la-justice-pour-defendre-le-tribunal,3095603.php

http://www.presseocean.fr/actualite/saint-nazaire-avocats-et-magistrats-mobilises-pour-le-tribunal-15-02-2018-262466

https://www.estrepublicain.fr/edition-belfort-hericourt-montbeliard/2018/02/15/garder-une-justice-de-proximite

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/317864/article/2018-02-15/audience-suspendue-au-tribunal-ce-jeudi-matin-pour-cause-de-manif-des-avocats

https://www.la-croix.com/France/Projet-reforme-justice-magistrats-greffiers-avocats-mobilises-Bobigny-2018-02-15-1300914028?from_univers=lacroix

http://www.lindependant.fr/2018/02/15/carcassonne-mobilisation-generale-au-tribunal-de-grande-instance,3095614.php

http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/projet-de-reforme-de-la-justice-magistrats-greffiers-et-avocats-mobilises-a-bobigny-15-02-2018-2195168_23.php

http://www.leparisien.fr/seine-et-marne-77/meaux-magistrats-et-fonctionnaires-du-palais-de-justice-denoncent-le-manque-de-moyens-15-02-2018-7560750.php

http://www.leprogres.fr/rhone-69-edition-lyon-metropole/2018/02/15/la-carte-judiciaire-mobilise-magistrats-greffiers-et-avocats

http://www.boursorama.com/actualites/projet-de-reforme-de-la-justice-magistrats-greffiers-et-avocats-mobilises-a-bobigny-c4481d00b5e98438452680b59a75b0a6

https://www.larep.fr/orleans/justice/2018/02/15/les-robes-noires-expriment-leur-ras-le-bol-sur-les-marches-du-palais-de-justice-d-orleans_12741078.html

https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/laval-53000/laval-les-personnels-du-tribunal-manifestent-5567296

https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/saint-malo-35400/saint-malo-les-avocats-defendent-le-barreau-saint-malo-dinan-5567317

https://actu.fr/bretagne/quimper_29232/quimper-front-uni-contre-reforme-la-carte-judiciaire_15540715.html

https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/quimper-29000/en-images-quimper-magistrats-greffiers-et-avocats-chantent-contre-la-reforme-judiciaire-5567339

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/cherbourg-une-centaine-de-professionnels-de-la-justice-rassembles-contre-la-fermeture-des-tribunaux-1518693882

http://www.presseocean.fr/actualite/nantes-projet-de-reforme-une-centaine-de-magistrats-et-avocats-mobilises-15-02-2018-262472

http://www.lejsl.com/edition-macon/2018/02/15/macon-avocats-magistrats-et-greffiers-se-mobilisent-contre-la-reforme-de-la-justice

https://actu.fr/ile-de-france/meaux_77284/meaux-magistrats-greffiers-reclament-plus-moyens_15538893.html

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/economie/emploi/metiers/droit-et-justice/mobilisation-des-juges-et-des-avocats-le-justiciable-va-etre-le-premier-a-patir-de-ces-reformes-selon-un-syndicat-de-magistrats_2612014.html

http://lepatriote.fr/villefranche-face-au-projet-de-reforme-les-avocats-obilises-3672.html

http://www.lemessager.fr/chablais/videos-le-monde-judiciaire-se-mobilise-pour-le-maintien-ia923b924n194181

http://www.letelegramme.fr/bretagne/reforme-judiciaire-les-personnels-se-rassemblent-en-bretagne-15-02-2018-11853641.php

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/provence-alpes-cote-d-azur/bouches-du-rhone/marseille/marseille-avocats-denoncent-projet-reforme-garde-sceaux-1424447.html

http://www.lejsl.com/edition-de-chalon/2018/02/15/les-avocats-du-barreau-de-chalon

http://www.info-chalon.com/articles/chalon-sur-saone/2018/02/15/35815/les-avocats-chalonnais-mobilises-ce-jeudi-matin-sur-les-marches-du-palais-de-justice/

http://www.sudouest.fr/2018/02/15/video-landes-magistrats-et-avocats-s-inquietent-de-la-nouvelle-carte-judiciaire-4203950-3452.php

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/provence-alpes-cote-d-azur/alpes-maritimes/nice/monde-justice-manifeste-var-alpes-maritimes-1424365.html

https://actu.fr/societe/reforme-la-justice-caen-80-magistrats-reclament-bon-fonctionnement-service-public_15541793.html

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/317975/article/2018-02-15/les-audiences-suspendues-pour-dire-non-la-carte-judiciaire

http://www.bienpublic.com/edition-dijon-ville/2018/02/15/dijon-colere-et-inquietude-pour-les-avocats-en-greve

https://www.francebleu.fr/emissions/l-invite-de-7h50-france-bleu-herault/herault/l-invite-de-7h50-france-bleu-herault-251

http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2018/02/15/projet-de-reforme-de-la-justice-magistrats-greffiers-et-avocats-mobilises-a-bobigny_1629912

https://www.francebleu.fr/player/export/reecouter/extrait?content=e2d32f1b-71c2-4e4a-b393-28f0060f22a4

https://www.francebleu.fr/player/export/reecouter/extrait?content=022f267a-52d9-4656-9354-de398f2d1406

https://www.dalloz-actualite.fr/flash/tribunal-de-saint-quentin-craint-de-devenir-un-desert-judiciaire#.WoW34ajOXIV

http://lesaf.org/appel-intersyndical-a-la-mobilisation-pour-une-justice-de-qualite/

http://www.objectifgard.com/2018/02/15/gard-reforme-judiciaire-les-avocats-bien-decides-a-faire-entendre-leur-plaidoirie/

http://www.objectifgard.com/2018/02/15/gard-reforme-judiciaire-les-avocats-bien-decides-a-faire-entendre-leur-plaidoirie/

http://www.midilibre.fr/2018/02/15/beziers-magistrats-avocats-et-greffiers-mobilises-contre-la-fermeture-du-tgi,1628723.php

https://actu.fr/pays-de-la-loire/roche-sur-yon_85191/manifestation-avocats-contre-une-reforme-comptable_15540297.html

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/manifestations-magistrats-avocats-montpellier-nimes-1424441.html

https://hitwest.com/news/avocats-magistrats-et-greffiers-dans-la-rue-29357

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/nouvelle-journee-justice-morte-a-thionville-a-une-juridiction-humaine-1518679785

http://www.sudouest.fr/2018/02/15/justice-saintes-manifeste-pour-son-tribunal-4203806-1531.php

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/grand-est/journee-justice-morte-lorraine-1424691.html

http://www.courrierdelouest.fr/actualite/angersmagistrats-et-avocats-denoncent-une-justice-en-piteux-etat-15-02-2018-349897

https://lejournaldugers.fr/article/25442-mobilisation-des-robes-noires

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/BarreauToulouse/status/964075318779752448

 

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Tours (Facebook)

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St Nazaire (Facebook)

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(Barreau Bonneville  Facebook)

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(Ordre des avocats de Saint-Quentin – 02 Facebook)

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Les avocats du barreau de Paris aux côtés des magistrats et des greffiers manifestent pour le maintien de l’accès aux droits de tous les citoyens et pour le renforcement des moyens de la justice

(Barreau de Paris / Ordre des avocats de Paris Facebook)

Kenya/Canada: Miguna deportation illegal, surrender his passport, Kimaru orders

February 15, 2018

Lawyer Miguna Miguna after arriving at Amsterdam on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. /COURTESY

The High Court has declared lawyer Miguna Miguna’s deportation illegal.

Judge Luka Kumaru ruled on Thursday that the declaration by Interior minister Fred Matiang’i was null and void

He directed Immigration director Gordon Kihalagwa to surrender Miguna’s passport to court within seven days.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/15/miguna-deportation-illegal-surrender-his-passport-kimaru-orders_c1715187

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/story/2001269844/high-court-declares-miguna-s-deportation-illegal

http://news.trust.org/item/20180215082324-2sh9r/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/story/2001269838/i-don-t-have-to-be-physically-in-nairobi-to-fight-the-despots-miguna-s-valentine-s-message

https://hivisasa.com/posts/uhuru-reignites-war-with-cj-maraga

http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/high-court-opens-door-migunas-return/

https://www.update.co.ke/2018/02/15/breaking-high-court-declares-miguna-migunas-deportation-illegal/

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2018/02/court-nullifies-order-migunas-deportation-finds-made-contempt/

https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1FZ0SL

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001269847/miguna-miguna-s-deportation-is-illegal-judge-kimaru-rules

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/article/2001269849/mixed-reactions-after-high-court-declares-miguna-s-deportation-null-and-void

http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/general-miguna-speaks-out-as-kot-applaud-courts-judgement/

https://hivisasa.com/posts/migunas-announcement-after-court-declares-deportation-illegal

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/15/aluta-continua-miguna-declares-after-deportation-nullified_c1715258

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/kenyan-judge-revokes-orders-deport-opposition-leader-53104575

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/miguna-talks-after-court-revokes-his-deportation-191036/

http://www.ghafla.com/ke/migunas-deportation-declared-illegal-days-after-uhurus-lawyer-advised-him-to-mobilize-his-army-and-storm-into-the-country-by-force/

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15996487.Kenya_judge_overturns_decision_to_deport_opposition_politician/

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/15/miguna-freedom-in-limbo-as-matiangi-appeals-deportation-ruling_c1715401

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/15/miguna-freedom-in-limbo-as-matiangi-appeals-deportation-ruling_c1715401

https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N1Q53HE

https://www.tuko.co.ke/266151-govt-sharply-protests-high-court-ruling-declaring-miguna-miguna-deportation-illegal.html

https://www.update.co.ke/2018/02/15/government-announces-its-next-course-of-action-as-miguna-wins-court-battle/

http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/kenyan-lawyers-protest-states-disregard-for-law/1064560

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2018/02/officers-of-the-court-march-in-defence-of-its-honour/

https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Disregard-for-the-rule-of-law/440808-4306666-9f6xyoz/index.html

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

http://gabriellubale.com/courts-system-in-kenya/

http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20180215/44796057053/tribunal-supremo-de-kenia-declara-nula-deportacion-de-opositor-a-canada.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-tribunal-kenia-revoca-deportacion-abogado-participo-toma-posesion-simbolica-odinga-20180215130638.html (ESPANOL)

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#ObeyCourtOrders #ObeyTheLaw Lawyers converged at the Milimani Law Courts ready for the March.

(Law Society of Kenya Facebook 15/02/18)

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China/HRW: Release Human Rights Lawyers

February 15, 2018

Relatives of lawyers and activists detained in the “709” crackdown protest in front of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, China, July 7, 2017.

The Chinese government should immediately release human rights lawyers who have been detained or imprisoned on baseless subversion charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should also end the practice of revoking or suspending licenses of lawyers and law firms on political grounds.

In February 2018, authorities stripped human rights lawyer Sui Muqing of his license for allegedly violating “courtroom etiquette,” and canceled the registration of the Wutian Law Firm for its refusal to participate in a politicized review process.

“Not only is the Chinese government still holding some rights lawyers and activists rounded up in the July 2015 crackdown, it’s disbarring others as a crude way to intimidate the group,” said Sophie Richardson, China director. “This endless persecution of the legal profession exposes the absurdity of China’s claim to uphold the ‘rule of law.’”

Since August 2017, authorities have revoked or suspended the licenses to practice of several human rights lawyers. They have also canceled the registration of one law firm. One lawyer has been detained on subversion charges:

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/15/china-release-human-rights-lawyers

https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/wig-chamber/22745-ibahri-calls-on-xi-jinping-to-end-persecution-of-lawyers

https://www.themaven.net/humanrightsfoundation/asia-pacific/chinese-lawyers-pen-open-letter-in-protest-of-professional-persecution-Rx4A0_0jb0KH6E7Zo5L7gQ

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/visit-02152018122718.html

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-lawyers-pen-open-letter-in-protest-of-professional-persecution-02152018094213.html

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/human-rights-lawyer-sui-muqing-disbarred

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2133721/ex-lawyer-slammed-criticising-father-chinas-nuclear-submarines

https://www.ucanews.com/news/china-called-to-release-rights-lawyers-jailed-since-2015/81558

https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2018/02/15/chine-liberer-les-avocats-specialises-dans-la-defense-des-droits-humains (FRANCAIS)

Ghana: Supreme Court to hear Sosu’s suspension appeal

February 14, 2018

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The Supreme Court has given approval for suspended Human Rights lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu to file an appeal against a three-year suspension imposed on him by the General Legal Council (GLC).

The court president over by Justice Yaw nullified an earlier judgement by the Appeals court that prevented Mr Sosu an application for stay of execution of the punishment, which prevents him from practicing law in Ghana.

In the wisdom of the court it will be an abuse of the fundamental human rights of Mr Sosu if he is prevented a hearing.

Mr Sosu has seven days to file his processes after which the court will hear the case.

It will be recalled that the GLC banned Mr Sosu from practising for three years on two major offences including overcharging a client.

The Council added that he had flouted the Professional Conduct and Etiquette rules by advertising his legal firm’s name and address on social media platform, Facebook.

Dissatisfied with the GLC’s decision, he went to the Court of Appeal to quash the suspension. But before the appeal would be heard, he also filed a motion seeking to halt the implementation of the suspension.

But on Wednesday, 26 July, the court presided over by Mr Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie dismissed the motion pending a determination of the substantive appeal case.

The judge said the jurisdiction of the court had not been triggered appropriately.

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Supreme-Court-to-hear-Sosu-s-suspension-appeal-626227

http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/supreme-court-grants-lawyer-seven-days-to-appeal-against-ban-128671

http://googleweblight.com/i?u=http%3A%2F%2Fm.classfmonline.com%2F1.11775249&hl=en-GH&tg=178&tk=387836110224711472

http://starrfmonline.com/2018/02/14/supreme-court-paves-way-sosu-appeal-gba-suspension/

https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2018/January-25th/lawyers-are-in-chains-gba-only-collects-dues-francis-sosu.php

Kenya/Canada: Duty calls: We all have to rise and stop this slide to dictatorship

February 14, 2018

Recent events in the country point to an ominous return to rule by decree and ultimately; dictatorship. The steely resolve with which the government has embraced political disagreements seems to borrow heavily from the old Nyayo Script.

The first element in the script is the projection of raw power. This involves deploying power totally disproportionate with the perceived risk.

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The second element is the use of wanton force against relatively harmless Opposition. This is exemplified by the use of force against people sheltering in homes and away from the epicentre of protests including the use of live bullets some of which end up killing children.

The third element is the absence of feeling for victims including those like Baby Moraa who were merely caught up in the violence. This is intended to convey a message that the deployment of force is not negotiable, and that force will be used without limit.

How they do it The fourth element is the mobilisation of extra-legal forces including mobilisation on tribal and party basis to countermand perceived threats ordinarily handled by the police and courts. Recently, the Nairobi Business Community has purported to act as a vigilante force with the approval of the security forces.

The arrest and deportation of Miguna Miguna in total disregard of due process is a chip off the old block. You will recall that the fiery cleric Sheikh Khalid Balala had his passport cancelled while in Germany ostensibly because he was a Yemeni national. His fate was lighter compared to that of Stephen Mbaraka Karanja who died in police custody. In a matter that came before Justice Derek Schofield, the state failed to produce the deceased including his remains or reveal his place of interment. The search for his remains was not unlike that for the remains of Independence hero Dedan Kimathi.

Just as with the persistence of the Luka Kimaru in the Miguna Miguna case, the tenacity of Mr Justice Schofield did not yield acquiescence from the dictatorial regime.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001269744/duty-calls-we-all-have-to-rise-and-stop-this-slide-to-dictatorship

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/14/miguna-deportation-remains-in-effect-says-judge_c1714098

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Boinnet-Kinoti-skip-court-Miguna-case/1056-4304848-9thu0/index.html

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/15/dpp-fails-to-shield-boinnet-and-kinoti-from-honouring-summonses-in_c1714840

https://independent.ng/danger-signal-kenya/

http://cajnewsafrica.com/2018/02/14/commonwealth-monitoring-kenya-political-deadlock/

https://hivisasa.com/posts/nrm-set-to-go-global-from-monday

https://hivisasa.com/posts/uhuru-reignites-war-with-cj-maraga

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/article/2001269838/i-don-t-have-to-be-physically-in-nairobi-to-fight-the-despots-miguna-s-valentine-s-message

http://www.diariovasco.com/agencias/201802/15/partido-gobernante-kenia-acusa-1137292.html (ESPANOL)

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#ObeyCourtOrders #ObeyTheLaw Lawyers converged at the Milimani Law Courts ready for the March.

(Law Society of Kenya Facebook)

#ObeyTheLaw #ObeyCourtOrders #MigunaMiguna

China: Dear Lawyer Wang Quanzhang

February 15, 2018

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今天是王全璋律師的42歲生日,這是他自2015年8月3日以來,在羈押中度過的第三個生日,919天以來,王律師毫無音訊,不但未能與家人見上一面,連由家人委任的法律代表亦未獲準會見 。

王律師被指控 “顛覆國家安全” 罪,2017年2月14日被正式起訴後至今未有審訊日期。

(China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook)

https://www.rfa.org/english/women/liwenzu-husband-01252018145557.html

http://www.chrlawyers.hk/en/content/wang-quanzhang