Daily Archives: 14/11/2018

India: Conviction For Contempt Against Advocate Over FB Post: SC Sets Aside P&H HC Order, Says It Wasn’t A Case For Contempt Action [Read Order]

November 14, 2018

Almost six months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court sentenced an advocate to one-month imprisonment for his contemptuous conduct in criticising a judge on Facebook, the Supreme Court has held that it was not a case where contempt action should …

https://www.livelaw.in/conviction-for-contempt-against-advocate-over-fb-post-sc-sets-aside-ph-hc-order-says-it-wasnt-a-case-for-contempt-action-read-order/?fbclid=IwAR2ibgrRqKVrEguVJJqOZa4YHRiR-QyPCzVHQfPSqsO7VTWhGan4s8YOqSY

https://www.news18.com/news/india/sc-stays-order-sending-a-lawyer-to-jail-for-one-month-for-facebook-post-against-hc-judge-1858507.html

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/sc-to-aid-of-lawyer-caught-in-fb-post-row-no-jail-for-him/683702.html

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/-contemptuous-fb-post-sc-to-the-rescue-of-advocate-sentenced-by-hc/683559.html

France: Grève des avocats dans plusieurs villes des Hauts-de-France

le 13 novembre, 2018

Les avocats de plusieurs grandes villes de France seront en grève le jeudi 15 novembre 2018. Ils dénoncent la réforme de la justice. Dans les Hauts-de-France plusieurs villes sont concernées. 

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Suivant un mouvement national lancé par le barreau de Paris, les avocats en région ont décidé de poser leur robe le jeudi 15 novembre dans plusieurs villes de France. Dans les Hauts-de-France, des perturbations sont à prévoir et concernent les barreaux d’Amiens, de Béthune, de Cambrai, de Compiègne, de Douai, de Laon, de Lille, de Saint-Omer, et de Soissons. Ce mouvement de grogne concerne la loi de programmation pour la justice jusqu’en 2022, actuellement examiné par la commission des lois depuis le 6 novembre.

Dans son communiqué de presse, le barreau de Paris conteste l’expérimentation qu’il qualifie de “hasardeuse et dangereuse” du tribunal criminel départemental. Il dénonce également le rôle dévolu au directeur de la CAF en matière de révision des pensions alimentaires. Enfin, il déplore que le gouvernement soit revenu sur ses engagements sur la spécialisation des juridictions.

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/hauts-de-france/greve-avocats-plusieurs-villes-hauts-france-1574200.html?fbclid=IwAR17vr2c0EX34Y7PSTLJzeWsKI4PWwN0QN8YECsF697mGQ1mL6GYPLyiunI

https://www.cnb.avocat.fr/fr/actualites/pjl-justice-poursuivons-notre-mobilisation-securisons-nos-positions-rassemblement-le-15-novembre

http://www.lunion.fr/122549/article/2018-11-13/les-avocats-jouent-leur-va-tout-en-secouant-les-deputes?fbclid=IwAR0VtKn0H4asUWxSMbUrxPh3Dy2ZO-oM4vJ2svITnkf2urCRbKP5pb_C_fI

http://lavdn.lavoixdunord.fr/488480/article/2018-11-14/nouvelle-mobilisation-contre-le-projet-de-reforme-de-nicole-belloubet

http://www.cestlagreve.fr/greve/avocats-novembre-2018/?fbclid=IwAR2ae4U2vo7TCiziGEL9FtR9o42uoCQbDwH38egNEqgZO7bSOcA_ZzRAjOA#.W-mr1CTZgPk.twitter

http://aisne-info.org/news/departement-les-elus-soutiennent-les-avocats-en-greve-138?fbclid=IwAR3f5zf0W9dN1AOW23tBn-N3EStAu87TGOKeJHM8MHRi7zhvUu2ALRhKg2c

https://www.lindependant.net/saint-omer-les-avocats-en-greve-ce-jeudi/?fbclid=IwAR3A2ogL23HdgXQlD6bL0IzvfOMcpnkoANf9O9VhHbM7UUbMr47R2knG0Vg

https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/reunion/appel-mobilisation-avocats-devant-tribunal-grande-instance-649736.html?fbclid=IwAR2_uNfzu2WV3nwKNHpu_Qaah24MSzRUX3MUqlmfcLnXSeXUMtqNPjvP6ec

https://www.ncpresse.nc/Aux-marches-du-palais-_a7540.html?fbclid=IwAR1P2ofamRUk3gLk22JAcCs0nF10JrdD-1-F1scYRAX8VQFujvYAQpmNeEc

https://www.lnc.nc/breve/appel-a-la-mobilisation-des-avocats-devant-le-palais-de-justice?fbclid=IwAR0OxnunY0OKs_cr3Jayf-L6g4_phBl6VfHbnLSwDn5OxbeXeFJBanTgeNw

http://freedom.fr/les-avocats-reunionnais-seront-en-greve-ce-jeudi/?fbclid=IwAR10ZwZbhY_QSKeF3paRvzDW48ezT7h2oqZFNUPFPJR4oqh_F28VRlz_3gE

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/487776/article/2018-11-13/pourquoi-les-avocats-seront-ils-nouveau-en-greve-totale-jeudi?fbclid=IwAR0Ty1gKuIjuRibMvCsJsU3ULGEGcWIuWxpzQcJ1ZCenOmdSfvmmI6MkL44

https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/deux-sevres/greve-des-avocats-du-barreau-des-deux-sevres-ce-jeudi-15-novembre?queryId%5Bquery1%5D=57cd2206459a452f008b4594&queryId%5Bquery2%5D=57c95b34479a452f008b459d&page=0&pageId=57da5ce0459a4552008b456f&fbclid=IwAR0CGiDJRNcowW0GtVaZUYAdAL62jc4NsIzEjrclMQB5hLMriws-oQj8kM8

https://www.midilibre.fr/2018/11/13/beziers-les-avocats-seront-en-greve-ce-jeudi-15-novembre,4858825.php?fbclid=IwAR1y2kpIIttHEow4ZUBrXq746bXYJqWjplYsgQSVuqsVEJH0AyzcDuEb80I

http://www.lunion.fr/121558/article/2018-11-08/les-avocats-laonnois-en-greve-le-15-novembre-prochain?fbclid=IwAR2BtP-3terCzNpWGrlJKeFnMlaRrP7IfJUbd4wYroG69nrbU_WoS4wXpaE

https://www.lamontagne.fr/clermont-ferrand/justice/puy-de-dome/2018/11/13/les-avocats-de-clermont-ferrand-en-greve-totale-ce-jeudi_13050197.html?fbclid=IwAR34DgpohDnS2OQKxHHh_aJRJkXQ9HiysIvKNWLY24FtVYKai89aiCsHA7c

https://www.leprogres.fr/loire-42-edition-roanne-roannais/2018/11/12/roanne-les-avocats-en-greve-jeudi-contre-la-reforme-de-la-justice?fbclid=IwAR2zy35QrH-mDhU472524ULZEIqvsKvfVaD8WFM-3KcRAnCq8Byh7eHb6Y8

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/485949/article/2018-11-12/nouveau-rassemblement-des-avocats-prevu-le-15-novembre?fbclid=IwAR0HRT475eO2lUkUNUEaxTBfAQp6G3D4Ko0r_ad5j2Vz4Z29Tcrhhb1N-Fo

http://www.radiomelodie.com/actu/10681-nouvelle-mobilisation-des-avocats-de-sarreguemines-jeudi-prochain.html?fbclid=IwAR1TPcFm46MA8MYzKWXHf4sEF_gmHP2iccqk5hqzFlA5DOciGrbFxSw863c

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/485402/article/2018-11-09/les-avocats-de-lille-en-greve-totale-le-15-novembre?fbclid=IwAR3JSxPbd6S3T7qxxHjnC4QNJ6xvdMVDGRMbu9xLOL21FP4Dw7iH7zQZS3Y

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China: China Abolishes Top Beijing Law Firm Known For Human Rights Cases

November 13, 2018

The marquee of the Fengrui law firm is shown at its Beijing office in a July 17, 2015 photo.

The Chinese law firm raided at the start of a nationwide police operation targeting rights attorneys, law firms and activists in July 2015 has now “ceased to exist,” RFA has learned.

Police raided several prominent members of the Beijing Fengrui law firm on the night of July 9, 2015 and in the days and weeks that followed, detaining many of them on suspicion of subversion.

International rights groups have repeatedly called on China to release all human rights lawyers who remain behind bars, after more than 300 lawyers, law firm employees, and activists were detained and questioned in the crackdown.

While many were released from immediate detention, some lost their license to practice, while others found themselves and loved ones subjected to round-the-clock police surveillance and travel bans.

Former Fengrui partner Liu Xiaoyuan said officials at the Beijing municipal justice bureau, which overseas the legal profession, issued notification that its license to practice law had been revoked.

“Now that the license to practice has been revoked, Fengrui law firm has completely ceased to exist,” Liu told RFA on Tuesday.

“It is unable to carry out any activities related to [legal] practice,” Liu said.

Sensitive cases

In its early days, Fengrui was run by its founder Zhou Shifeng, later evolving into a partnership with more than 60 lawyers working on “sensitive” cases, with clients ranging from victims of the melamine-tained infant formula scandal, practitioners of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, and dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Nine of its lawyers and administrative staff were detained in the initial July 2015 crackdown, and while some have been released, they have all been stripped of their license to practise, Liu said.

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/abolishes-11132018112433.html

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/firm-03062018144558.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/After-three-years-of-crackdown-on-709-lawyers,-Wang-Quanzhang-remains-missing-44385.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Yu_(lawyer)

The Philippines: Regional rights group: Drop charges vs lawyer of Sagay witness’s mom

November 13, 2018

Regional women’s rights group Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development has condemned the filing of kidnapping and illegal detention charges against lawyer Katherine Panguban and is calling for them to be dropped.

The charges against Panguban, a member of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, were filed by the biological father of “Lester,” the 14-year-old witness of the October 20 Sagay massacre, where nine sugar plantation workers were murdered in a hacienda in Negros Occidental.

READ: 9 sugar workers slain in Negros Occidental hacienda shares

“APWLD demands that the politically motivated charges against Ms. Panguban to be dropped immediately and for the murders of Benjamin Ramos and the nine farmers to be independently investigated,” they said in the statement.

According to the APWLD statement, the father is “widely believed to be in the control of the police and military.”

Police officials said earlier this month that they support the filing of charges. “It’s not right to get the kid if you’re not related and curtail his liberty,” Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde was quoted in a GMA News Online report on November 5. “We need the whereabouts of the kid,” he added.

But APWLD and other human rights groups denied that Panguban was the one who took custody of the child and was only representing Flordeliza Cabahug, the child’s mother.
Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/13/1868279/regional-rights-group-drop-charges-vs-lawyer-sagay-witnesss-mom#ypavTrIjwFw2uIg1.99

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/13/1868279/regional-rights-group-drop-charges-vs-lawyer-sagay-witnesss-mom

https://bulatlat.com/main/2018/11/12/kathy-panguban-no-lazy-sundays-for-this-young-peoples-lawyer/

http://www.karapatan.org/taxonomy/term/171

https://opinion.inquirer.net/117448/we-are-being-killed-out-there-mr-tan

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/11/1867697/confusing-times-call-more-peoples-lawyers-nupl-says

https://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/letter-a-statement-of-solidarity-to-human-rights-defenders-in-the-philippin

https://cebuinformer.com/221451/attorney-ben-ramos-the-peoples-lawyer/

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/newsroom/news/kofler-on-the-murder-of-benjamin-ramose/2158730

https://astm.lu/luxembourg-ministers-jean-asselborn-and-romain-schneider-strongly-condemn-the-assassination-of-human-rights-defender-ben-ramos/

https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/11/15/german-luxembourg-ministers-condemn-killing-of-lawyers-human-rights-defenders/?fbclid=IwAR3e8J3m8x8GKBupZh8Cg4570GHgCa4Apj7zajpnhKgRM3Ajg8Scs2aBhe4

https://www.icj.org/philippines-government-must-act-to-ensure-justice-in-killing-of-lawyer-benjamin-ramos/?fbclid=IwAR1WahAbdYEzZqDth2F6v2SUUwQUb7GBLekZ5gGGBhEUVaddy9OV7Mb09rY

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1054183/probe-killings-of-ramos-sugar-farmers-duterte-admin-urged

https://anovademocracia.com.br/noticias/9881-filipinas-advogado-do-povo-executado-por-apoiar-camponeses?fbclid=IwAR0bI_MdagS2bhK4rYL2r83Z3OIRpTPH9MTjCzsKikfDEaPq4mqTAbAxBoU (PORTUGUES)

Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay: Advogada de megatraficantes brasileiros é assassinada no Paraguai

13/11/18

Laura Marcela Casuso foi atingida por disparos de pistola 9mm. Lista de clientes da vítima incluía Jarvis Pavão e Marcelo Piloto, criminosos com grande influência na área de fronteira

A advogada argentina Laura Marcela Casuso, de 54 anos, que defendia o narcotraficante brasileiro Jarvis Chimenes Pavão, foi assassinada a tiros, na noite desta segunda-feira, 12, em Pedro Juan Caballero, na fronteira do Paraguai com o Brasil. Conforme a polícia paraguaia, a morte está relacionada com a guerra entre facções brasileiras para o controle do tráfico na região.

Laura atuava também na defesa do traficante Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, o ‘Marcelo Piloto’, ligado à facção carioca Comando Vermelho e preso no Paraguai desde dezembro de 2017.

A advogada foi atingida por oito disparos de pistola 9 mm quando saía de uma reunião, no centro da cidade, para atender a um telefonema. Ela foi emboscada quando se preparava para embarcar em seu SUV Range Rover, com placa brasileira do município paulista de Santana de Parnaíba.

Laura chegou a ser levada para um hospital, passou por uma cirurgia, mas não resistiu. Conforme o secretário de Segurança Pública de Pedro Juan Caballero, Teófilo Giménez, a suspeita é de que os assassinos sejam brasileiros. O crime aconteceu a 400 metros da linha de fronteira e os atiradores estavam a bordo de uma Toyota Hillux que teria sido furtada no Brasil.

Uma das hipóteses é de que a advogada tenha sido morta a mando de um de seus clientes.

https://brasil.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,advogada-de-megatraficantes-brasileiros-e-assassinada-no-paraguai,70002606895?utm_source=facebook%3Anewsfeed&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_campaign=redes-sociais%3A112018%3Ae&utm_content=%3A%3A%3A&utm_term&fbclid=IwAR3kMyu1HZo_xk8Aa6pdpoyS4aV4aELVCbpZyq75ABreRvR6ZCCjVTjm5Ls

https://www.campograndenews.com.br/cidades/interior/pistoleiros-que-mataram-advogada-sao-brasileiros-diz-policia-paraguaia

https://amazonasatual.com.br/oab-pede-ajuda-para-localizar-suspeito-de-assassinar-advogado-no-amazonas/

http://batimes.com.ar/news/latin-america/argentine-lawyer-who-represented-alleged-brazilian-narcos-murdered-in-paraguay.phtml (ENGLISH)

https://tn.com.ar/internacional/quien-era-laura-casuso-la-abogada-argentina-que-defendia-capos-brasilenos-narcos-en-paraguay_915608 (ESPANOL)

https://www.cronica.com.ar/mundo/El-perfil-de-la-abogada-ejecutada-por-defender-narcos-20181113-0051.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/policiales/2018/11/13/dios-me-cuida-la-historia-de-la-abogada-argentina-que-defendia-a-uno-de-los-capos-mas-pesados-de-america-latina-y-fue-acribillada-en-paraguay/ (ESPANOL)

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(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook 14/11/18)

Russia/France: Complaint over arrest of French musician Marouani in Russia filed with ECHR

November 13, 2018

A complaint over arrest of French musician Didier Marouani and his lawyer Igor Trunov during their meeting with Russian pop star Filipp Kirkorov in 2016 has been lodged with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Trunov has told RAPSI.

In the application Trunov accuses police officers of unlawful operational-investigative activities, illegal arrest of the French musician, improper proceedings in an application seeking to open criminal cases against Kirkorov and failure to consider a statement against police officers.

The lawyer insists on the violation of Article 6 (Right to a fair trial), Article 13 (Lack of effective remedy) and Article 5 (Right to liberty and personal security) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In November 2016, Marouani and Trunov were arrested by police on suspicion of extorting € 1 million from Kirkorov. Trunov has written a statement for the police demanding to open a criminal case against Kirkorov over false denunciation, and then against police officers.  A year on, the Presnensky District Court of Moscow ordered the Investigative Committee to consider their demand to open a criminal case against police officers over illegal, according to the musician and his lawyer, arrest.

According to lawyer Lyudmila Aivar, the wife of Trunov, the French musician and her husband were arrested in a bank where they were to conclude an amicable agreement with Kirkorov in a copyright dispute. She said that Kirkorov and his lawyer offered € 1 million to Marouani as part of the settlement.

http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20181113/291019208.html

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