Daily Archives: 25/05/2021

Quelles sont les résolutions adoptées lors du G7 des avocats ?

18/05/21

Quelles sont les résolutions adoptées lors du G7 des avocats ?

Changement climatique, nouvelles technologies ou défense de la pression ont été au cœur des pourparlers ce 17 mai entre les organisations nationales de professionnels du droit.

Calquée sur le G7 des États (programmé du 11 au 13 juin à Cornwall au Royaume-Uni), la 3eédition du G7 des avocats s’est tenue ce 17 mai, en visioconférence. A cette occasion, les présidents et responsables des sept organisations représentant la profession dans les pays du G7, dont le Conseil National des Barreaux représenté par son président Jérôme Gavaudan, ont adopté deux résolutions communes. Reconnu groupe d’engagement officiel au sein du G7, ce message sera porté directement à l’oreille des chefs d’Etat et des gouvernements. 

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Protéger les avocats à travers le monde

La seconde résolution porte intégralement sur la défense des avocats en danger (de nombreux praticiens sont encore assassinés ou emprisonnés de par le monde). Le G7 exhorte les gouvernements à soutenir les avocats qui exercent leur profession dans des circonstances difficiles et à promouvoir l’Etat de droit et l’indépendance de la profession, quitte à lui fournir une meilleure protection. “Les avocats de tous les pays peuvent porter la parole des libertés, souligne Jérôme Gavaudan, président du CNB. Le dépassement de la crise sanitaire passe par le droit et donc par l’avocat. Il convient de condamner toute atteinte commise contre les avocats dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions. Nous sommes des acteurs incontournables, avec les gouvernements, du retour à la normale de nos systèmes juridiques et judiciaires.»

https://tribuca.net/lois-et-chiffres_92518798-quelles-sont-les-resolutions-adoptees-lors-du-g7-des-avocats

https://www.magazine-decideurs.com/news/g7-des-avocats-l-accent-est-mis-sur-la-protection-de-la-profession

https://www.lemondedudroit.fr/institutions/75652-g7-des-avocats-monde-apres-monde-droit.html

The Philippines: IAPL: Initial Findings of Attacks on Lawyers, Law workers and Paralegals under Presidents Arroyo, Benigno Aquino and Duterte

25/05/21

Stop the Killings in the Philippines! | Action Solidarité Tiers Monde

Prof. Gill H. Boehringer, Co-Chair, IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie University Law School

The IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers was established in 2015. Attacks on lawyers in the Philippines had been monitored for some years previously by Prof. . Boehringer. We are now preparing an extensive report on the killings under the three Presidents.

Given the current widespread concern in the Philippines about attacks on lawyers and others that threaten the rule of law and the very basis of a democratic system of governance, we are issuing some initial findings of our longstanding research project. This is especially important because recently there has been considerable discussion in the media about the comparative records of the three recent regimes. Much of that reportage has been based on inaccuracies in monitoring the attacks.

The Rate of Killings under three Presidents

Our research shows the increasing rate of killings under the Duterte regime:

Duterte                1.09   per month  ( 63 killed in   58 months)

Aquino, B             .65   per month  ( 47    “     in    72      “     )

Arroyo                  .68   per month   (78    “     in  114     “      )

In this we are in agreement with the monitoring by FLAG, Rappler and the NUPL. While their figure for killings under the Duterte government is 61, we differ slightly. We have established that at least 62 lawyers have been killed, but 63 if one counts, as we do, an abducted attorney about whom nothing has been heard in over 2 years. Our number, 63, also includes a Shari’a lawyer that other monitors have not listed. The Supreme Court has indicated that such lawyers are to be included in their recently announced review of attacks on legal professionals.

From various sources, we have lists of 78 killed (55 attorneys, 17 judges and 6 prosecutors) under President Arroyo and 47 under President Aquino (34 attorneys, 8 judges and 5 posecutors). The numbers reported by FLAG, only 9 killed under Arroyo and only 1 under Aquino, provide a distorted account of the killings of lawyers under those regimes. Obviously, the further two claims that those killed under Duterte are more than under any previous President, and that those killed under him are “more than those under all preceding Presidents” back to Marcos, are far from the reality and therefore not conducive to seeing the historical and systemic nature of the problem.

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https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2021/05/22/2099960/sc-actions-awaited-2-critical-matters

Burma: Lawyer U Thein Hlaing Tun arrested

24/05/21

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For the first time since Myanmar’s military locked her up in a pre-dawn raid as part of its coup on Feb. 1, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s ousted civilian government, was seen in person on Monday when she sat briefly at a court hearing.

The short appearance at a special court in Naypyidaw, the Southeast Asian country’s capital, was also the first time that most of her legal team had caught a glimpse of their famous client. They have been defending her against a raft of criminal charges that the United Nations and foreign governments say are clearly politically motivated. Many of the country’s elected leaders have been jailed.

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More than 800 people have been killed by security forces since the coup, according to a monitoring group, many shot in the head while peacefully protesting. More than 4,200 have been detained.

Among them is U Thein Hlaing Tun, a lawyer representing another of Myanmar’s jailed elected leaders. He was arrested on Monday as he tried to meet with his client at the same special court in Naypyidaw where Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi appeared.

Mr. Thein Hlaing Tun was charged with violating a section of the penal code criminalizing perceived slights against the Tatmadaw.

“That’s all we know about his arrest,” Ms. Min Min Soe said.

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https://www.fr24news.com/fr/a/2021/05/aung-san-suu-kyi-fait-sa-premiere-comparution-devant-le-tribunal-depuis-le-coup-detat.html (FRANCAIS)