Daily Archives: 23/05/2019

France: Avocate expulsée par des policiers en pleine audience : que s’est-il passé ?

le 23 mai, 2019

A LA LOUPE – Jeudi 16 mai, une avocate a été expulsée d’une salle d’audience du tribunal de Paris par plusieurs policiers. Que s’est-il passé ? L’avocate en question et la présidence du tribunal se renvoient la responsabilité de la situation.

L’émoi dans la profession est considérable. Révélée par nos confrères de Mediapart, l’expulsion d’une avocate par des policiers, en pleine audience, n’en finit plus de faire réagir ses confrères. A tel point que cette dernière compte désormais porter plainte. Contactée par LCI, l’avocate en question, Anna Salabi, livre sa version des faits.

La scène s’est déroulée jeudi 16 mai dans l’après-midi, au tribunal d’instance de Paris. Une procédure civile de saisie des rémunérations vient de s’ouvrir dans le cadre d’une audience confidentielle de conciliation : ne sont donc présents que quelques personnes parmi lesquelles la juge, l’avocate, une greffière, une greffière stagiaire et la justiciable. “La créance remonte à trois ans, toutes les voies de recours ont été épuisées” précise l’avocate. “L’audience commence dans le désordre, la juge fait de la pédagogie avec la débitrice qui finit par demander un délai. A cet instant, alors que je n’avais rien dit jusque-là, j’ai fait ‘non’ de la tête.”

 

Deux jours d’ITT

 

Le ton monte alors entre l’avocate et la présidente du tribunal. “J’ai vingt-deux ans de barreau derrière moi et je me suis littéralement faite gronder. Je lui ai indiqué que je n’avais pas de compte à lui rendre et j’ai constaté qu’elle était furieuse. Elle m’a reprochée de me montrer agressive.” Selon Anna Salabi, la présidente Laurence Haiat prend la décision de reporter l’audience et lui demande de quitter la salle. “Je n’ai pas voulu sortir car je voulais accéder aux notes d’audience” poursuit-elle, se référant au document alimenté en temps réel par la greffière et souhaitant y pointer des incohérences.

L’avocate entreprend alors d’appeler le conseil de l’ordre des avocats, afin de trouver une médiation. “Alors que je suis encore au téléphone, la juge appelle les gardes. Plusieurs policiers arrivent : ils sont d’abord 4 puis 6 ou 7. Je m’assois, me recroqueville sous le bureau de la greffière, je suis toujours au téléphone. Ils essaient de me prendre par les épaules et finissent par me sortir par les pieds, alors que je suis en robe d’avocat et que je ne représente aucune menace.” L’avocate indique qu’elle a écopé, suite à cette expulsion, de deux jours d’ITT, avec des douleurs aux genoux. Très en colère, elle ne compte pas en rester là.

 

https://www.lci.fr/justice/a-la-loupe-avocate-expulsee-par-des-policiers-en-pleine-audience-que-s-est-il-passe-2121748.html

https://www.gazette-du-palais.fr/actualites-professionnelles/il-est-impensable-quon-expulse-un-avocat-alors-quil-est-en-train-dexercer-son-metier-cest-meme-un-delit/

http://www.avocatparis.org/ca-suffit-dans-un-etat-de-droit-respecte-lavocat

https://blogs.mediapart.fr/dorothee-bisaccia-bernstein/blog/230519/nexpulse-pas-un-avocat-dune-salle-daudience

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/avocate-expulsee-d-une-audience-indignation-du-barreau-de-paris-20190523

https://www.ouest-france.fr/societe/justice/avocate-expulsee-d-une-audience-des-dizaines-d-avocats-indignes-rassembles-6364900

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/paris-ile-de-france/tribunal-paris-avocats-manifestent-apres-expulsion-leur-consoeur-salle-audience-1674273.html

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(Union des Jeunes Avocats à la Cour de Paris – UJA de Paris Facebook, 23/05/19)

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India: Attack on lawyer flayed

May 22, 2019

 

District Bar Association president Ashok Mittal and other office-bearers today condemned the attack on the Khanna Bar Association’s former president Munish Khanna. Showing resentment, the city lawyers observed a strike.

Ashok Mittal said the Khanna lawyer was brutally attacked with sharp-edged weapons on last Sunday night.

He said such type of incidents would not be tolerated.
Earlier, the police had registered an FIR under Sections 323, 341, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC in this regard. But now, the police are learnt to have added Section 307 (attempt to murder) in the case.

Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana’s vice-chairman Gurtej Singh Grewal and member Chetan Verma met injured Munish Khanna at a hospital to know about his well-being.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/attack-on-lawyer-flayed/776914.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ludhiana/khanna-mc-president-booked-for-attempt-to-murder/articleshow/69450195.cms

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/khanna-mc-chief-booked-for-brawl/776523.html

Kazakhstan: Адвоката, критиковавшего поправки в законодательство, лишили лицензии

21/05/19

Адвоката, критиковавшего поправки в законодательство, лишили лицензии

Ранее Сергей Сизинцев неоднократно подчеркивал, что минюст решил отозвать его лицензию из-за его критики в адрес поправок в закон об адвокатской деятельности

Критиковавший поправки в законодательство известный адвокат Сергей Сизинцев лишился лицензии в Северо-Казахстанской области.

«Суд решил исковое ГУ «Министерство юстиции РК» о лишении лицензии на занятие адвокатской деятельностью Сизинцева Сергея Васильевича удовлетворить, лишить Сизинцева С.В. государственной лицензии на занятие адвокатской деятельностью, выданной МЮ РК 8 апреля 2011года. Взыскать с Сизинцева в доход местного бюджета госпошлину в размере Т1263», – огласила во вторник решение судья Петропавловского городского суда №2 Лариса Крюкова.

Иск к Сизинцеву о лишении лицензии на занятие адвокатской деятельностью минюст в лице департамента юстиции СКО подал в феврале. Основанием послужили результаты проведенной проверки на предмет наличия судимости и занятия предпринимательской и иной оплачиваемой деятельностью адвокатами Северо–Казахстанской коллегии адвокатов.

https://time.kz/news/2019/05/21/advokata-kritikovavshego-popravki-v-zakonodatelstvo-lishili-litsenzii

Заявление Президиума Алматинской городской коллегии адвокатов

https://kaztag.kz/ru/news/kritikovavshiy-popravki-v-zakonodatelstvo-izvestnyy-advokat-lishilsya-litsenzii-v-sko

http://www.adilet.gov.kz/ru/news/nesoblyudenie-trebovaniy-zakona-osnovnaya-prichina-lisheniya-advokatskoy-licenzii

http://sotreport.kz/news/po-delu-advokata-sizintseva-naznachena-sluzhebnaya-proverka/

https://www.icj.org/kazakhstan-sergey-sizintsevs-disbarment-is-contrary-to-the-law-and-should-be-revised/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.ccbe.eu/fileadmin/speciality_distribution/public/documents/HUMAN_RIGHTS_LETTERS/Kazakhstan_-_Kazakhstan/2019/EN_HRL_20190325_Kazakhstan_Disbarment-proceedings-against-lawyer-Sergey-Sizintsev.pdf (ENGLISH)

https://www.icj.org/kazakhstan-disbarment-proceedings-against-a-leading-lawyer-sergey-sizentsev-should-be-immediately-dropped/?fbclid=IwAR3iqcBq8OTC5O1wgaLiQkXn6RxOzytlNNfeRdycydWdTBKfpMF7IN1V6TA (ENGLISH)

N.B.: Rights lawyer Sergey Sizintsev has been disbarred.  A complete court decision has not yet been released, but he stated that he will appeal the decision.

Image may contain: textLast week a trial observer with the IBA’s Human Rights Institute attended a court hearing in Kazakhstan. The court heard a case filed by the Ministry of Justice requesting the removal of lawyer Sergey Sizintsev’s license to practice law. Mr Sizintsev was accused of practicing law while holding a paid position as Executive Director of the Republican Bar Association between 2016-2018.

In court, he was represented by 18 fellow lawyers. A day later, the court delivered its judgement for Mr Sizintsev to be disbarred. The court stated that Mr Sizintzev violated the Law on Lawyers’ Activity and Legal Aid prohibiting legal practice alongside paid employment that is not related to educational, scientific or creative activities.

However, the court failed to take into account Article 33 (11) of the same Law, which explicitly allows lawyers to take up paid elective or appointive office in a bar association, Republican Bar Association or international public bar associations.

Mr Sizintsev was unexpectedly dismissed from his position as the Executive Director of the Republican Bar Association in October 2018. While Executive Director of the Republic Bar, Mr Sizintsev was very vocal about the independence of the legal profession in Kazakhstan and actively criticized a highly restrictive draft law proposed by the Ministry of Justice in 2017.

The IBAHRI is concerned about the growing number of incidents of intimidation and harassment of lawyers in Kazakhstan. Following the adoption of the Law on Lawyers’ Activity and Legal Aid in July 2018, the government continues to strengthen its control over the legal profession in Kazakhstan, thus distancing itself from the standards of the international legal community.

(International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Facebook, 28/05/19)

Poland: Wojciech Sadurski: I criticized Poland’s government. Now it’s trying to ruin me.

May 22, 2019

Prof. Wojciech Sadurski

For many years now, I’ve asked the students in my course on the law of freedom of speech to read Floyd Abrams – a doyen of the First Amendment law in the United States, who was recently described by David McCraw as “the lawyer who has made the single greatest contribution to press freedom in our lifetimes.” Now I see that Abrams is heading the list of some 700 scholars from all over the world denouncing a flagrant violation of that same freedom by an ostensibly democratic government. The case in question is mine.

Over the past six months, the Polish government’s propaganda machine has repeatedly denounced me as an enemy and traitor. But it hasn’t left it at that. Various authorities and institutions have also sued and prosecuted me. Some of the cases have since been dropped, though mostly on formal grounds. But three remain pending against me and will go to court.

The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) is suing me for civil defamation. State-run TV is also suing me for civil defamation as well as indicting me for criminal defamation. If I lose these cases, I could face huge civil and criminal fines and hefty legal costs. Court decisions could also potentially force me to take out expensive advertisements containing apologies. All of this vastly exceeds my means. I could also be compelled by the court to abstain from commenting publicly and critically about the ruling party. And a guilty verdict in the TVP criminal case theoretically carries a sentence of up to one year in jail, though that is unlikely in practice.

I have, in short, become the target of autocrats who have weaponized the law against their opponents.

Wojciech Sadurski: I criticized Poland’s government. Now it’s trying to ruin me.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/21/i-criticized-polands-government-now-its-trying-ruin-me/

https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/13/critic-of-poland-s-ruling-party-pis-slams-political-motivated-libel-cases

https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/opinion/strengthening-eu-rule-of-law-protection-start-with-freedom-of-expression/

Wojciech Sadurski

Click to access IACL+statement+Sadurski+EF.pdf

https://wiadomosci.onet.pl/kraj/list-rektora-uniwersytetu-w-sydney-w-obronie-prof-wojciecha-sadurskiego/ltypqk6 (POLSKIE)

https://wpolityce.pl/polityka/447610-uniwersytet-z-sydney-broni-sadurskiego (POLSKIE)

https://dorzeczy.pl/kraj/103352/Sadurski-o-Konfederacji-Pelni-dla-PiS-role-scieku.html (POLSKIE)

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojciech_Sadurski (POLSKIE)

Syria: Unknown gunmen kidnapped a lawyer near al Zeyadiya village in Aleppo suburbs, on May 19

May 22, 2019

Ahmad al Ahmad, a lawyer from al Zeyadiya village in Aleppo governorate northeastern suburbs, was kidnapped on May 19, 2019, by gunmen while he was passing a road linking al Zeyadiya village and al Bab city in Aleppo governorate eastern suburbs and taken to an undisclosed location. We are unable to identify the responsible party as of this writing.

Unknown gunmen kidnapped a lawyer near al Zeyadiya village in Aleppo suburbs, on May 19

Syrian Network for Human Rights

http://ar.sn4hr.org/sites/news/2019/05/22/%D8%B9%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B5%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%87%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%AA%D8%B7%D9%81-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%8B-%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D9%82/ (ARABIC)

India: Calcutta High Court appoints Justice KJ Sengupta to probe Howrah Court Violence

May 23, 2019

Howrah Court violence

The order to that effect was passed by a Bench presided by Justice Biswanath Somadder and Arindam Mukherjee in the suo motu case initiated by the High Court.

The following are the issues which have been referred to the Commission by the Court:

  1. Was the entry of the police personnel into the Howrah District Sadar Court complex on their own without being called for by the learned District and Sessions Judge or any other judicial officer necessary and justified in the facts and circumstances of the instant case?
  2. Who were the police personnel who had actually entered into the Howrah District Sadar Court complex on 24th April 2019 at around 5.00 p.m. and resorted to lathi charge and fired tear gas shell(s)?
  3. If the entry to the Howrah District Sadar Court complex by the police personnel at around 5.00 p.m. was not necessary and justified, what measures are recommended against the erring police personnel who had actually entered the Howrah District Sadar Court complex on 24th April 2019 at around 5.00 p.m.?
  4. Did the police personnel make use of disproportionate force as against the advocates within the precincts of the Howrah District Sadar Court complex? If yes, what are the measures recommended against such erring police personnel?
  5. Were the police justified in taking into custody and detaining the advocates, namely, Tanushree Das and Subhodeep Bhattacharya? If not, what are the steps recommended to be taken against the erring police personnel?

Calcutta High Court appoints Justice KJ Sengupta to probe Howrah Court Violence

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/one-member-judicial-commission-to-probe-howrah-court-clash/articleshow/69451686.cms

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/calcutta-hc-sets-up-judicial-panel-to-probe-assault-on-lawyers/cid/1691048

http://www.uniindia.com/calcutta-high-court-orders-judicial-inquiry-into-howrah-district-court-incident/east/news/1606329.html

An attack on the judiciary

https://www.anandabazar.com/state/high-court-formed-investigation-commission-to-investigate-the-persecution-of-prosecutors-at-howrah-1.996311 (HINDI)

https://www.somachar.in/kolkata-high-court-has-ordered-7-police-officers-including-the-cops-to-lathicharges-on-lawyers-in-howrah/ (HINDI)

https://bengali.oneindia.com/news/west-bengal/kolkata-high-court-formed-investigation-committee-on-howrah-054726.html (BENGALI)