The ICJ issues this brief analysis of international standards regarding grounds and procedures for disciplinary action against lawyers in CIS countries.
It is published in response to a pattern of disbarment or suspension of lawyers on improper grounds, in CIS countries.
It outlines the international standards on the role of lawyers; guarantees for the functioning of lawyers; and the principles governing disciplinary action.
These standards reinforce the independence of the legal profession and of individual lawyers; they aim to ensure that lawyers can contribute to the fair administration of justice under the rule of law.
The recommendations, at the end of the document, are based on the legal analysis. They aim to provide guidance for national bar associations and the relevant state bodies.
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