Daily Archives: 30/08/2018

CCBE: 2018 European Lawyers Day – 25/10/2018

About European Lawyers Day

In 2014, the CCBE introduced the idea of coordinating an annual Europe-wide event that would encourage its member bars and law societies to organise national and local activities based around a central theme to promote the rule of law, and a lawyer’s role in upholding its legal principles, to citizens. European Lawyers Day celebrates the common values of lawyers and their intrinsic role in the defence and promotion the rule of law, as well as their contribution to the justice system.

European Lawyers Day programmes and activities are organised by national and local bars, or any person or group working with a national or local bar (bar members, courts, law schools and students, youth groups, and community organisations) that would like to educate the public on the crucial role of the rule of law and the legal process in protecting citizens’ rights. Each member bar and law society is asked to encourage its members to organise events, publish educational material and/or conduct other programmes that promote citizens’ awareness of the European Lawyers Day theme.

2018 European Lawyers Day – 25/10/2018

What is European Lawyers Day? Why do lawyers matter? Watch the interview to find out!

In this interview, Antonín Mokrý, the President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), talks about the 2018 European Lawyers Day.

European Lawyers Day (ELD) celebrates lawyers’ role in upholding the rule of law and expresses how these professionals defend citizens’ interests.

In the interview, the President also highlights the work of the Council of Europe concerning the profession of the lawyer and explains how lawyers are essential actors in the justice system

https://www.ccbe.eu/actions/european-lawyers-day/

https://www.ccbe.eu/fr/actions/journee-europeenne-des-avocats/ (FRANCAIS)

Colombia: Concern about systematic murder of lawyers and human rights defenders in Nariño: Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo

August 29, 2018

Colombia-Nariño-departamentos

The Caravana sent a letter of concern regarding the murder of Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo, human rights defender and social leader from the department of Nariño. Carlos had previously approached the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office in relation to death threats he had been receiving.
Nariño is one of the most affected areas in Colombia in terms of violence against human rights defenders. We urged the Colombian authorities to take action to stop this alarming pattern.

Read the letter in English and Spanish

http://www.colombiancaravana.org.uk/concern-systematic-murder-lawyers-human-rights-defenders-narino-carlos-jimmy-prado-gallardo/

http://www.advocatenvooradvocaten.nl/13459/colombia-sixth-caravana-internacional-de-jurists/