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International Human Rights Day seminar – “How are the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers Interpreted Worldwide?”

9 December 2021

The Law Society of England & Wales annual seminar focuses on research carried out together with its pro bono partner and member firm Slaughter and May in 15 jurisdictions worldwide (with the assistance of local lawyers and law firms). The LSEW analysed case-law of domestic high courts in those jurisdictions, as well as of regional human rights courts and the UN Human Rights Committee. Our focus was specifically on the judicial interpretation of: (i) the independence of the legal profession, (ii) the principle of lawyer-client confidentiality (or legal professional privilege), (iii) the right to have access to a legal representative, and (iv) the right to prepare an adequate defence. The jurisdictions analysed are divided per region: Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Americas. They are: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Georgia, Jordan, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Kenya, United States, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

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The World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action

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Launch of the World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action

We are excited to announce that the World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action has officially been launched!

The Pledge can now be signed by all lawyers (anyone working with or through the law) and legal institutions wishing to become individual or institutional signatories, here.

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