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Azerbaijan/Kazakhstan/Ukraine: Side Event: Defenceless defenders: addressing the attacks on lawyers in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine

June 22, 2018

This side event at the Human Rights Council takes place on Tuesday, 26 June, 14:00-15:00, room XXVII of the Palais des Nations.  It is organized by the ICJ and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

In recent years, lawyers have increasingly been targeted across the world including Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Attempts to impede the work of lawyers through arbitrary disbarments and other disciplinary procedures, criminal or administrative proceedings, physical attacks or intimidation have become an unfortunate new normality in many lawyers’ work.

Lawyers are too often identified with their clients’ cause or specifically targeted in violation of their right to freedom of expression. This side event will discuss challenges faced by lawyers in defending human rights in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Moderator: Róisín Pillay, ICJ Europe and CIS Programme Director

Speakers:

  • Helene Santos, Senior Fellow–UN Liaison Officer in Geneva for the IBAHRI
  • Fariz Namazov, Lawyer, Member of the Azerbaijan Bar Association
  • Hanna Boryak, Lawyer, Chair of the Committee for the Protection of Advocates’ Rights and advocacy at the Ukrainian National Bar Association
  • Iurii Grygorenko, Lawyer, member of the Committee for the Protection of Advocates’ Rights and Advocacy at the Ukrainian National Bar Association
  • Temur Shakirov, ICJ Senior Legal Adviser Europe and CIS Programme

https://www.icj.org/side-event-defenceless-defenders-addressing-the-attacks-on-lawyers-in-azerbaijan-kazakhstan-and-ukraine/

#HRC38 | Side Event at UN Geneva on « Defenceless #defenders: addressing the attacks on #lawyers in #Azerbaijan#Kazakhstan and #Ukraine » organised by the International Commission of Jurists and International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

(Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos 26/6/18)

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Ukraine/CCBE: Расширенное создание

13/02/18

№ 7 (1051)

Парламентская ассамблея Совета Европы (ПАСЕ) приняла рекомендацию с призывом к Комитету министров подготовить и принять документ под названием «European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer» (Европейская конвенция о профессии юриста). Об этом сообщается на сайте Совета адвокатур и юридических обществ Европы (CCBE). Инициатива разработать такой документ была высказана еще в конце 2016 года, но сейчас она получила большую поддержку. Западные адвокаты требуют учесть при принятии документа практику Европейского суда по правам человека, а также основоположные акты International Bar Association и CCBE. Возможность присоединиться к документу должны иметь и государства, не входящие в Совет Европы.

Необходимость разработки конвенции вызвана как нарушениями прав адвокатов, так и попытками на законодательном уровне пересмотреть границы их свободы. Резонансные события вроде Panama Papers, как отмечает Рутвен Геммель (Ruthven Gemmell), президент CCBE, показали, что «гарантии и профессиональные обязательства могут быть поставлены под сомнение из-за недоразумений и изменения политических приоритетов». Речь, в частности, идет об инициативах по сужению границ адвокатской тайны. Также опасения вызывают упрощенные судебные процедуры, в том числе заочные. «Нельзя отрицать, что политики должны проявлять инициативу и добиваться борьбы с нарушениями, но это не должно причинять ущерб принципам юридической профессии», — считает глава профессиональной организации.

Сделать обязательным

Представление о целях разрабатываемой конвенции дает отчет «The case for drafting a European convention on the profession of lawyer» от 15 декабря 2017 года, подготовленный в рамках Комитета ПАСЕ по правовым вопросам и правам человека.

Конвенция должна придать обязательную силу тем принципам, которые и так стали общепризнанными. Существующие документы, в том числе Рекомендация № R (2000) 21 Комитета министров государствам-членам о свободе осуществления профессии адвоката (Рекомендация), не были в полной мере эффективными в вопросах защиты адвокатов. Недостаточная эффективность Рекомендации подтверждается нарушениями прав адвокатов как в нашей стране, так и в Боснии и Герцеговине, Польше, Молдове, Грузии и Турции. Наибольшее возмущение вызывают факты убийств адвокатов без надлежащего расследования, допрос адвокатов по делам их клиентов и злоупотребление дисциплинарными производствами.

Предполагается, что ряд положений Рекомендации будет перенесен в конвенцию. Кроме того, острым является вопрос об обеспечении применимости норм. «Нужен механизм защиты на европейском уровне, хотя и в более простой, более быстрой и более непосредственной форме, чем Конвенция о защите прав человека и основоположных свобод», — говорится в документе «Вклад CCBE в предлагаемую Европейскую конвенцию о профессии юриста» (CCBE contribution on the proposed European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer) от 15 сентября 2017 года. Из данного отчета можно узнать о возможной структуре и содержании конвенции.

http://pravo.ua/article.php?id=100116785

(This article, in Russian, deals with lawyers’ rights and the recent draft of the European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer.)

http://www.ccbe.eu/fileadmin/speciality_distribution/public/documents/Events/20180124_Side_Event/EN_Why-a-European-Convention-on-the-profession-of-lawyer-is-needed.pdf (ENGLISH)

https://dyyad.blogspot.fr/2018/02/dyyads-proposal-on-drafting-of-european.html (ENGLISH)

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/endangered-lawyers-council-of-europe-body-votes-on-convention/5064492.article (ENGLISH)

Ukraine: New Footage Shows Final Hours Of Slain Ukrainian Lawyer

January 17, 2018

Iryna Nozdrovska is seen in a photograph that was placed near her coffin in her hometown of Demydiv on January 9.

Iryna Nozdrovska’s trip home on December 29 should have been routine: a short walk from her Kyiv office to a subway station, then a 31-minute ride north before taking a bus to the village of Demydiv, where it stops 150 meters from her home.

But the crusading human rights lawyer never made it.

Her body was found on New Year’s Day floating in the shallow Kozka River just a kilometer down the road. She had been stabbed multiple times in what police described as a “violent death” and “revenge killing.”

On January 17, the Interior Ministry and police released security-camera footage showing the last images and movements of Nozdrovska, who was 38.

The video, published on the personal Facebook page of Interior Ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko, shows Nozdrovska walking in a heavily policed government district at about 3:40 p.m., before arriving at the Khreshchatyk metro station two minutes later. Nozdrovska, wearing a brown winter coat, does not appear to be in distress in the footage.

https://www.rferl.org/a/new-footage-shows-slain-ukrainian-lawyer-final-hours-nozdrovska/28981055.html

https://www.unian.info/politics/2346818-weeks-milestones-breakthrough-of-national-police-groysmans-economy-and-elements-of-influence.html

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/477161.html

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/2380510-uk-calls-for-thorough-investigation-into-case-of-nozdrovska.html

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

Ukraine: Abroskin says suspected killer of rights defender Nozdrovska has no regrets

January 9, 2018

The man detained on Jan. 8 on the suspicion of murdering lawyer and human rights defender Iryna Nozdrovska says he has no regrets, Ukrainian National Police first deputy head Viacheslav Abroskin said.

“There was absolutely no confession. We identified the suspect exclusively by means of the aggregate of material evidence. In the course of the post-detention interview, I personally spoke with the individual we implicate in this crime. This man made no confession and has no intention to express his regret,” Abroskin said on Facebook on Jan. 9 morning.

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/abroskin-says-suspected-killer-rights-defender-nozdrovska-no-regrets.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/funeral-held-ukrainian-lawyer-found-stabbed-river-article-1.3746500

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/ukraine-claims-it-has-caught-killer-of-campaigning-lawyer-1.3350161

https://www.rferl.org/a/mourners-pay-respects-ukraine-slain-lawyer-iryna-nozdrovska/28964743.html

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/2379014-president-thanks-police-for-solving-lawyer-nozdrovskas-murder.html

https://tsarizm.com/news/2018/01/09/ukrainian-attorneys-killer-arrested/

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/nozdrovskas-daughter-believes-murder-case-overseen-people.html

http://www.ccbe.eu/fileadmin/speciality_distribution/public/documents/HUMAN_RIGHTS_LETTERS/Ukraine_-_Ukraine/2018/EN_HRL_20180110_Ukraine_Concerns-regarding-the-murder-of-lawyer-Iryna-Nozdrovska.pdf

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/476357.html

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

http://www.abogacia.es/2018/01/09/comunicado-del-observatorio-para-la-abogacia-en-riesgo-por-el-asesinato-de-la-abogada-ucraniana-iryna-nozdrovska/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.ukrinform.es/rubric-crime/2378562-el-hombre-detenido-por-el-asesinato-de-nozdrovska-recibe-la-notificacion-de-sospecha.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.ukraine-journal.de/mordfall-nozdrovska-mutmasslicher-morder-fur-2-monate-in-untersuchungshaft/ (DEUTSCH)

Ukraine: Police arrest suspect in murder of lawyer Nozdrovska

January 8, 2018

The police have arrested a suspect in the murder of human rights activist and lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska, first deputy interior minister Serhiy Yarovy announced on Jan.8.

Nozdrovska, a 38-year old attorney who fought for the imprisonment of a drunk driver who killed her sister, was found dead in a river by the village of Demydove in Kyiv Oblast on Jan. 1. She had been receiving death threats before her Dec. 29 disappearance and murder.

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/police-arrest-suspect-murder-lawyer-nozdrovska.html

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/suspect-is-arrested-in-slaying-of-ukrainian-lawyer/906655306

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-suspect-is-arrested-in-slaying-of-ukrainian-lawyer-2018-1?IR=T

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/investigators-restage-steps-nozdrovska-day-disappeared.html

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/475348.html

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/475518.html

https://www.unian.info/society/2335888-police-say-kyiv-lawyer-killed-by-father-of-her-investigation-target.html

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-crime/2378536-man-detained-for-nozdrovskas-murder-served-notice-of-suspicion-pgo.html

http://gazette.com/funeral-held-for-ukrainian-lawyer-found-stabbed-in-river/article/feed/528109

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/court-arrests-suspect-nozdrovska-murder-two-months.html

https://tsarizm.com/news/2018/01/09/ukrainian-attorneys-killer-arrested/

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

Ukraine: Anna Nemtsova: She fought for dignity under the law and died of stab wounds, naked in the snow

January 6, 2018

The last time Irina Nozdrovskaya was seen alive was on the night of Dec. 29. Thoughtful and serious, she was smoking a cigarette outside her office on Bankova Street, near the administration building of Ukraine’s president. Nozdrovskaya, 38, worked for the opposition and was known as a fearless human rights lawyer and a tireless fighter against corruption.

https://www.kyivpost.com/article/opinion/op-ed/anna-nemtsova-fought-dignity-law-died-stab-wounds-naked-snow.html

https://www.thedailybeast.com/she-fought-for-dignity-under-the-law-she-died-of-stab-wounds-naked-in-the-snow

http://qha.com.ua/en/events-incidents/murder-of-nozdrovskaya-protest-began-in-kyiv/142500/

http://qha.com.ua/en/society/murder-of-nozdrovskaya-available-information/142505/

http://www.dw.com/en/murder-of-lawyer-iryna-nozdrovska-shakes-ukrainians-faith-in-justice-system/a-42045656

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/slain-lawyer-becomes-an-icon-of-unfinished-reforms-in-ukraine

http://www.ukrweekly.com/uwwp/ukrainian-activist-lawyer-stabbed-to-death-in-kyiv/

https://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/latest-osce-special-monitoring-mission-ukraine-smm-based-information-received-323

http://www.corriere.it/esteri/18_gennaio_06/iryna-gia-un-icona-rivoluzione-incompiuta-piazza-maidan-95577c08-f2d0-11e7-a586-43e3ef84081a.shtml (ITALIANO)

https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/premium/articoli/uccisa-irina-avvocato-anti-sistema-la-giustizia-a-kiev-puo-attendere/ (ITALIANO)

http://penzalife.info/07-01-18/227663-irina-nozdrovskaya-poslednyaya-informaciya-o-poslednih-chasah-zhizni-advokata.html (RUSSIAN)

Ukraine: Ukraine: killing of lawyer sparks protests against ‘criminal system’

January 4, 2018

Iryna Nozdrovska, whose body was discovered on 1 January, disappeared days after helping to block release from jail of nephew of a judge

 
 

Protesters demand a fair investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska.

The brutal killing of a human rights lawyer in Kiev has sparked widespread anger and protests amid allegations of entrenched corruption within the Ukrainian justice system.

Iryna Nozdrovska’s body was discovered in a river by a passerby in a northern Kiev suburb on 1 January. The 38-year-old lawyer, who had been reported missing on 29 December, had suffered multiple stab wounds, according to reports. “There was such anger, such hatred [in the attack],” her daughter, Anastasiya, told Ukrainian media.

The Ukrainian foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, has described the murder as a “challenge to the state” and the case as “a test of our society’s ability to protect female activists and to ensure justice as a whole”.

The US embassy in Ukraine expressed shock over the killing and said those responsible for Nozdrovska’s death must be brought to justice.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/04/ukraine-killing-of-rights-lawyer-sparks-protests-against-criminal-system

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/4/rampant-political-corruption-harms-ukraines-people/

http://www.avocatparis.org/assassinat-de-lavocate-ukrainienne-iryna-nozdrovska (FRANCAIS)

https://www.jolpress.com/ukraine-assassinat-de-lavocate-militante-iryna-nozdrovska-article-837741.html (FRANCAIS)