Protection of the rights of Ukrainian lawyers goes international

Advocacy
15:40 Wed 01.11.23 250 Reviews
Print

The Law Society of England and Wales will provide institutional support to the Ukrainian National Bar Association. To protect the rights of lawyers at the international level, the project «Lawyers at Risk» has been launched.

The relevant agreements were reached on November 30 during a working meeting of the UNBA Vice President, Mr. Valentyn Gvozdiy with the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Mr. Nick Emmerson.

«Protection of professional rights and guarantees has become a very important aspect of our work today», - said Mr. Gvozdiy, - because, unfortunately, we constantly observe violations. And this is unacceptable in a country where the rule of law is in place».

One of the key topics discussed at the meeting was the holding of a joint conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine and the role of lawyers in this important process. The parties emphasized the importance of such an event for supporting state-building and the development of Ukraine's legal system.

As a reminder, the Law Society of England and Wales is an independent professional body for lawyers in the United Kingdom and Wales that actively promotes the legal system of these countries internationally, working to expand markets for its members, and defending human rights both at home and abroad.

Popular news

Advocacy

Pressure on lawyers is an indicator of human rights violations in Ukraine – UNBA

The growing pressure on the bar threatens to deteriorate the human rights situation in Ukraine. The statistics on violations of the guarantees of the practice of law indicate a threatening situation for the effective and safe professional activity of defense lawyers.

13:14 Thu 09.05.24 114

Advocacy

In 2023 no one was notified of suspicion of crimes against lawyers

In 2023 the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations registered 167 crimes committed against lawyers. During the same period, only five proceedings were considered in court. At the same time, only one case resulted in a verdict. The rest were closed.

17:08 Mon 08.04.24 133

Advocacy

FLA needs urgent help, - Valentyn Gvozdiy

Twelve years of existence of the free legal aid system in Ukraine is enough to understand the inability of the Ministry of Justice to effectively manage this area.

17:23 Fri 29.03.24 199

Advocacy

The Ombudsman is concerned about the state of the FLA system

The Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights is ready to join the development of proposals for amendments to the legal acts developed by the Ukrainian National Bar Association that will improve the functioning of the free legal aid system.

19:27 Thu 28.03.24 250

Advocacy

When courts ignore the guarantee of free choice of defense counsel

If the defense in criminal proceedings is successful, the prosecution sometimes tries to «replace» the defense counsel in certain procedural actions with the support of the court. For this purpose, lawyers from the FLA system are appointed.

15:32 Tue 26.03.24 119

Advocacy

Passports abroad: what should Ukrainians know?

Due to the hostilities in Ukraine, more than 180,000 Ukrainian citizens are in the UK. The Ukrainian consulates in the UK provide all kinds of support to Ukrainians, including passport issuance.

14:43 Tue 26.03.24 101

Advocacy

Ombudsman to provide legal aid with support of UNBA - pilot project

The Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights has launched a pilot project to provide professional legal aid to citizens in five regions of Ukraine.

11:58 Tue 26.03.24 175

Advocacy

Fee - UAH 151 per hour and constant delays in payments: how can lawyers continue to work?

Half of the lawyers involved by the state in providing citizens with free secondary legal aid consider the biggest problem of the existing system to be the payment for the services they have already provided, including the insufficient level of funding.

12:43 Thu 21.03.24 124

Надішліть файл із текстом публікації у форматі *.doc, фотографію за тематикою у розмірі 640х400 та Ваше фото.

Оберіть файл