HRHF statement on the independence of judges and lawyers HRC38
Speaking during a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on lawyers and judges, Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement to the Human Rights Council #HRC38.
Annual Report 2017/18
Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.
ILIA lawyers at the Council of Europe
With a focus on the implementation of legal guarantees for human rights lawyers and on the drafting of a Convention on the Profession of the Lawyer, partners of the International Law in Advocacy (ILIA) programme participated in a study visit and expert consultation at the Council of Europe in January 2018.
Azerbaijan Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License to Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year
Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and its member organizations respond to the decision of the Azerbaijan Bar Association [ABA] to suspend the license to practice law to Afgan Mukhtarli’s lawyer Nemat Karimli for one year and state that it is another clear violation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s rights alongside with the restriction of lawyer’s right to his professional activities.
Croatia: Police pressuring human rights defenders and lawyers protecting refugees
Civil society organisations and lawyers express serious concern about pressure coming from the Croatian Ministry of Interior (MOI).
Threat to independence of lawyers in Armenia
Armenia has adopted new regulations that could serve as a punitive tool against independent attorneys of human rights advocates.
European Convention to Protect Lawyers
Calling for a European convention to protect lawyers, PACE has raised concerns that harassment, threats, and attacks against lawyers continue in many Council of Europe Member States.
Poland: Healthy democracies are open to dialogue
Despite two years of calls from key international mechanisms and experts, the Polish authorities continue to rebuff criticism and implement measures impeding human rights, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary.
UN expert: Rule of law under threat in Poland
“The reform undertaken by the Government, presented as a cure, appears to be worse than the disease affecting the Polish judiciary” declared the UN expert on the independence of the judiciary, concluding his visit to Poland last week.