European bars issue joint resolution on rule of law

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.