Tag Archives: Ireland

Council of Europe/CCBE: European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer: Update

September 2, 2019

https://www.ccbe.eu/actions/european-convention-on-the-profession-of-lawyer/

https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/Top-Stories/attacks-on-lawyers-are-intensifying-eu-hearing-told/

http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/News/News-View-EN.asp?newsid=6944&lang=2

The case for drafting a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

[OPINION] Turkey tries to undermine the Council of Europe

http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/feb/coe-case-for-convention-on-lawyer-profession-recommendation-2121.pdf

https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/the-value-of-strong-and-independent-legal-profession

https://www.ccbe.eu/fr/actions/convention-europeenne-sur-la-profession-davocat/ (FRANCAIS)

Iran/UK/Ireland/Italy/France: Protests to support detained rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

April 17, 2019

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Dublin

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Barreau de Paris, Paris

http://en.humanrights-iran.ir/news-27271.aspx

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/04/iran-release-womens-rights-defenders-detained-for-peacefully-protesting-against-forced-veiling/

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/18/iran-release-anti-compulsory-hijab-activists-0

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/iran-fresh-arrests-women-defying-forced-veiling-laws

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

https://www.liberation.fr/planete/2019/04/17/iran-nasrin-sotoudeh-toujours-emprisonnee-pour-sa-defense-du-droit-des-femmes_1721981 (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ilfriuli.it/articolo/cronaca/pordenone-chiede-la-liberazione-di-nasrin-sotoudeh-/2/197080 (ITALIANO)

https://www.ilgazzettino.it/nordest/pordenone/appello_nasrin_sotoudehlibera-4433962.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/norme-e-tributi/2019-04-17/avvocati-milanesi-piazza-nasrin-sotoudeh-201515.shtml?uuid=ABLrJ7pB (ITALIANO)

http://www.camerapenalepistoia.it/documenti/nasrin-sotoudeh-socia-onoraria-della-camera-penale-di-pistoia/?fbclid=IwAR2RNCV2FTt2XUE20mamSF58iBCxkXSn-Rg2NziaEvjMWg4skjhfEUEYJvg (ITALIANO)

http://www.alanews.it/cronaca-italiana/milano-avvocati-in-piazza-per-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/norme-e-tributi/2019-04-18/nasrin-protesta-200-avvocati-al-consolato-iraniano—-185202.shtml?uuid=ABFg7QqB (ITALIANO)

https://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1398/01/amirsalar-davoudi-charges-to-collaborate-with-hostile-states-through-an-interview-with-a-television-network/?fbclid=IwAR3WBDeoGOj2eBpStIZ0HTVyq9NVStwhNp7Mb0u6FHylasmxPNuFehHb8qU (FARSI)

UK/Northern Ireland/Ireland: Pat Finucane ‘murdered to silence other human rights lawyers’

February 10, 2019

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was murdered to silence other human rights lawyers, his son has said.

This week marks 30 years since he was shot 14 times by loyalists in collusion with British security forces while enjoying Sunday lunch at home with his family. He was 39.

Mr Finucane’s son John was a schoolboy when his father died in front of him.

Today, he recalled: “Our lives changed forever.”

His father’s best years professionally were ahead of him, his son said.

It was a deliberate decision to kill him, to silence other lawyers and prevent them from doing that type of work

“What we see now is a generation coming through with lawyers, people wanting their human rights.

“I think that is very much a legacy of Pat Finucane and what he stands for and represents.

“That gives me enormous pride. While they did silence him they could not have made a bigger mess of it if they tried.

“The name reverberates around the world and an enormous amount of credit for that is to due to my mother.”

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/pat-finucane-murdered-to-silence-other-human-rights-lawyers-903467.html

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/pat-finucane-killed-silence-human-13980076

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/dad-would-be-proud-of-our-fight-for-justice-says-pat-finucanes-daughter-903471.html

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/murder-of-pat-finucane-by-loyalists-remembered-30-years-on-1.3788965

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47385940

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/27/pat-finucane-inquiry-fell-below-human-rights-standards-judges-rule

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/pat-finucane-murder-collusion-supreme-court-troubles-belfast-a8799721.html

http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/02/27/news/pat-finucane-murder-supreme-court-rules-against-public-inquiry-but-says-effective-investigation-not-carried-out-1561610/

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/uk-government-urged-to-hold-public-inquiry-into-pat-finucane-murder-37910561.html

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

http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/03/16/news/poignant-tribute-to-murdered-solicitor-rosemay-nelson-by-her-children-1574193/?fbclid=IwAR0lYp9wtnTD3YMXCoy5TorY6ww6CIXWus6VGuz50-7Yij3qzM03fIaLWyw

Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer/Ireland: Bar denounces mistreatment of lawyers in Egypt, Turkey, China, and Azerbaijan

January 24, 2018

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The Council of The Bar of Ireland has written to the embassies of Egypt, Turkey, China and Azerbaijan to condemn the harassment, imprisonment and torture of lawyers in their respective countries.

Tom Creed SC, chairman of the Bar’s human rights committee, wrote to the embassies on the occasion of the eighth annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer.

Mr Creed said: “We urgently call upon these governments to cease their campaign of persecution against the legal profession.

“The present course can only lead to further international isolation and to further deterioration of the human rights situation for the people of these countries.”

The Bar identified the following cases as cause for concern:

  • Egypt: “Ebrahim Metwally Hegazy, Azza Soliman and Mohamed Zaree. Ms Soliman and Mr Zaree have been prohibited from travelling abroad, and Mr Hegazy has been detained and tortured. They have been targeted for persecution solely on account of their tireless work in protecting the human rights of their fellow Egyptians.”
  • Turkey: “The detention since September 2017 of 14 lawyers from the People’s Law Office, an organisation which represents the victims of police violence and other human rights violations carried out by state officials. It’s reported that of the lawyers, Engin Gökoğlu, was tortured by prison officers while in detention. At the time of these arrests, the number of lawyers under criminal prosecution in Turkey has reached 1,343.”

https://www.irishlegal.com/10566/bar-denounces-mistreatment-lawyers-egypt-turkey-china-azerbaijan/

 

 

Turkey: Joint letter of 8 UK and Irish Bars on arrested lawyers and judges

March 16, 2017

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352 lawyers were arrested since July 15, 2016

( Total 3⃣5⃣6⃣ arrested and 8⃣8⃣7⃣ under prosecution.)