Region and country Archives: Europe

UN Side Event: “State of emergency and attacks on the legal profession in Turkey”

The ICJ will participate today in the side event “State of emergency and attacks on the legal profession in Turkey” organized by IBAHRI, the Law Society, and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales.

June 21, 2018

An Effective Accountability Mechanism for Frontex (European Border and Coast Guard Agency)

The ICJ issued a statement today on the occasion of an interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, on an effective accountability mechanism for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

June 20, 2018

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

The ICJ welcomes the proposal of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in its Recommendation 2121(2018) calling for the development of a Council of Europe Convention on the Profession of Lawyer.

June 19, 2018

Hungary: National Assembly must reject law criminalizing assistance to migrants

The ICJ today called on the Hungarian National Assembly to reject Bill No. T/333 that, if approved, would risk criminalizing the work of civil society, lawyers and other human rights defenders and lead to violations of the rights of migrants, especially refugees.

June 18, 2018

Azerbaijan: Lawyer Irada Javadova disbarment decided in unfair proceedings

Today, the ICJ expressed concern at the recent disbarment of Irada Javadova, a high-profile lawyer in Azerbaijan and a former member of the Board of the Azerbaijan Bar Association.

June 18, 2018

Landmark rulings expose Romanian and Lithuanian complicity in CIA secret detention programme

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Romania and Lithuania violated the human rights of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, also known as Abu Zubaydah.

May 31, 2018