Fighting for justice: Day of the Endangered…
We honour the courage and commitment of lawyers around the world who fight for justice, ahead of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January.
We've signed a resolution in support of the rule of law and the independence of the legal profession together with 49 other bars and law societies in Europe.
This resolution comes in response to increased threats to the independence of judges and lawyers, for example in Poland.
We call upon the EU institutions and national authorities to maintain the strict autonomy and independence of the legal profession, including the judiciary, especially as regards disciplinary proceedings.
We stress that the legal profession will not remain silent and will continue to support each other and stand united facing the current challenges of populism and infringements of the rule of law.