Latest advice and information for civil liberties and human rights practitioners.
Our new guidance supports the role solicitors play in fighting modern slavery.
The role lawyers play at the forefront of the battle for human rights is celebrated this week at the Law Society in the approach to International Human Rights Day.
This practice note is intended to help solicitors comply with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by providing practical advice and highlighting examples of good practice.
The Law Society has organised a series of events during the Human Rights Week 2016.
Notes of the Law Society president Robert Bourns' speech given at IBA launch event
This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.
Statement from Law Society president Robert Bourns on the importance of human rights.
Measures aimed at eliminating a small number of vexatious claims risk removing legitimate rights from people, including from our armed forces.
Read the response of Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon to IBA presidential taskforce
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