Marking the 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

Marking the 30th anniversaries of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers and the IBA Standards for the Independence of the Legal Profession, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, together with its partner organisations – IBAHRI, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers, International Commission of Jurists, and Human Rights House Foundation – calls on the international community to denounce the growing attacks on independent lawyers worldwide and support their role in upholding free and democratic societies.

A joint call for action – signed by 50 bar associations, law societies, and national and international lawyers’ organisations from across the world – has been issued by the IBA together with the International Association of Lawyers and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. It is available in English, French and Spanish.

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