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Online since on October 09, 2017

October 10, 2017 - 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty : Poverty & Justice

October 10, 2017 - 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty : Poverty & Justice

On October 10, 2017,  the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty will focus on “ Poverty & Justice: a Deadly Mix, “ aiming at raising awareness of discrimination which is continuously and inextricably linked to the imposition of capital punishment.

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Online since on October 04, 2017

Foreign Investment Comission: Our Session in the 61st Congress of the UIA in Toronto, Canada.

Our Session in the 61st Congress of the UIA:   09h00 - 12h30                   -              Hotel Westin Harbour Castle Toronto - Harbour C   President : Eduardo LORENZETTI MARQUES

Linked to : FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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Online since on October 04, 2017

Law Firms Industry Sector Focus – the challenge for Traditional Sectors and the challenge of the Sectors of the Future

Law Firms Industry Sector Focus – the challenge for Traditional Sectors and the challenge of the Sectors of the Future

Tiago Marreiros Moreira President of the UIA Management of Law Firms Commission Head of Tax – VdA tm@vda.pt www.vda.pt    

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Online since on October 02, 2017

Earthquake in Mexico - The Mexican Committee asks for support

Earthquake in Mexico - The Mexican Committee asks for support

  The Mexican National Committee members would like to draw their UIA colleagues’ attention to the aftermath of the terrible earthquake that stroke the country on 19 September. Many families are still in need today, and the support to the victims as well as the reconstruction require the mobilisation of colossal means.   

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Online since on September 18, 2017

Activities of the Future of the Lawyer Commission at UIA forthcoming annual congress in Toronto

Dear Colleagues,   I would like to inform you that we would hold the internal meeting of the Commission on the Future of the Lawyer during the UIA Annual Congress to be held in Toronto, on Sunday, October 29th, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., in the Harbor AB Hall. If anyone would like to introduce an item for inclusion in the agenda for the meeting, please let me know.  

Linked to : THE FUTURE OF THE LAWYER

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Online since on September 14, 2017

Maldives Must Respect its Commitment  to Protect the Independence of Lawyers

Maldives Must Respect its Commitment to Protect the Independence of Lawyers

The UIA has learned about the recent, immediate and unwarranted suspension of more than one third of the Maldives Bar Association members, and is profoundly concerned by the situation.

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Online since on September 11, 2017

Human Rights Council 36th session - Oral Update by UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Human Rights Council 36th session - Oral Update by UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Darker and more dangerous: High Commissioner updates the Human Rights Council on human rights issues in 40 countries   Human Rights Council 36th session - Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 11 September 2017

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Online since on August 29, 2017

International Human Rights Competition - Memorial de Caen - Use your Legal Talents to Promote Human Rights!

International Human Rights Competition - Memorial de Caen - Use your Legal Talents to Promote Human Rights!

For the last 28 years, the Mémorial de Caen provides a forum for lawyers from around the world to denounce human rights violations and raise awareness for little-known causes. The UIA, in partnership with the Memorial de Caen, invites all lawyers to speak out about their particular causes and join voices with the more than 250 other lawyers who have previously participated in this event.

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Online since on August 24, 2017

ICC Legal Professional Programme

Please be advised that the ICC has opened the application process for the Legal Professional Programme 2017.   The Programme is open to legal professionals from ICC situation countries and PE countries (Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Sudan [Darfur], Uganda, Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Gabon, Guinea, Iraq, Nigeria, Palestine, Registered Vessels of Comoros, Greece, Cambodia, Ukraine).  

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Online since on August 18, 2017

Conmoción y tristeza por los atentados en Cataluña

Conmoción y tristeza por los atentados en Cataluña

La Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA – Unión Internacional de Abogados) expresa su conmoción y tristeza tras los terribles atentados ocurridos en Cataluña ayer 17 de agosto de 2017. La asociación transmite sus condolencias a los familiares y amigos de las víctimas, y manifiesta su apoyo y simpatía a sus compañeros y amigos españoles. La UIA condena con firmeza estos atentados.

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Online since on July 24, 2017

Resolution on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers

Resolution on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers

The UN Human Rights Council adopted the Resolution on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers (A / HRC / 35 / L. 20, June 2017). This very important document reaffirms the Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers and takes into account the current state of violations against the independence of lawyers in the world.     http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/35/L.20

Linked to : PROTECTION OF LAWYERS

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Online since on July 20, 2017

The UIA presents its 2016 Annual Report

The UIA presents its 2016 Annual Report

  The UIA presents its annual report with the summary of its activities during 2016: seminars/training courses and congresses held throughout the world; UIA-IROL actions for protection of lawyers; presentations of national committees and working commissions; advances in the communication sector, digital strategy and publications; acknowledgment of partners and members of the UIA Governing Board and Executive Committee.

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Online since on July 19, 2017

Free Emirati Lawyer Dr. Mohammed al-Roken, 2017 Ludovic Trarieux International Human Rights Prize

Free Emirati Lawyer Dr. Mohammed al-Roken, 2017 Ludovic Trarieux International Human Rights Prize

The UIA Renews Calls for Dr. Mohammed al-Roken’s Immediate and Unconditional Release on 5th Anniversary of Detention   Dr. al-Roken’s Long History in the Defence of Human Rights For many years, Dr. al-Roken has provided legal assistance to victims of human rights abuses in the UAE, including to fellow human rights defenders.

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Online since on July 17, 2017

The UIA needs you!

The UIA needs you!

Some readers will be aware that the UIA has been undertaking a strategic planning exercise for the last nine months with the objective of enabling the UIA to be able to develop and prosper in the years ahead.  The exercise has required the Executive Committee with the assistance of the Governing Board to analyse where the UIA is at the present time and where it needs to be by the end of 2020.  This has involved looking at the objectives of the UIA including:

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Online since on July 12, 2017

Comment concilier les droits des salariés et les intérêts de l’entreprise ?

Par Pascal Petrel Président de la Commission Droit du Travail Société d'Avocats P&A - Paris, France   La commission Droit du travail a, après le changement de Président lors du Congrès de Budapest, continué de fonctionner suivant les principes et l’esprit qui participe de sa singularité au sein de l’UIA.

Linked to : LABOUR LAW

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Online since on July 12, 2017

Key elements of the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Key elements of the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Stronger rules to respond to new threats shall apply from 26 June 2017 By Barbara Bandiera Studio Legale RCC Milan, Italy  

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Online since on July 12, 2017

UIA Toronto Congress Main Theme Panel to Explore Legal Remedies for Victims of Terrorism

UIA Toronto Congress Main Theme Panel to Explore Legal Remedies for Victims of Terrorism

By Jerry Roth Main Theme Coordinator (Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP) San Francisco, CA, United States   

Linked to : 61st Congress

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Online since on July 12, 2017

Un nouveau site web pour la rentrée ! #teasing

Un nouveau site web pour la rentrée ! #teasing

Par Jean-François Henrotte Directeur-adjoint de la stratégie digitale Président de la commission Vie privée et droits de l’Homme numérique Lexing-Belgium, Liège, Belgique   Notre organisation a 90 ans mais elle est toujours aussi dynamique. Elle mérite donc un site web rajeuni et plus fonctionnel.

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Online since on July 04, 2017

La 1ère plateforme Africaine des professionnels du droit et du conseil voit le jour !

La 1ère plateforme Africaine des professionnels du droit et du conseil voit le jour !

La 1ère plateforme Africaine des professionnels du droit et du conseil voit le jour !

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Online since on June 20, 2017

New Office for the UIA

New Office for the UIA

After spending 24 years in rue du Jour, the UIA is moving to a new office which offers a more welcoming space. You may now visit us at 20 rue Drouot in the 9th arrondissement in Paris. Our telephone and e-mail contacts have not changed. Incoming mail to our old address will be transferred to our new location for the next couple of weeks, but from now on, we encourage you to take note of our new postal address. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions. Looking forward to seeing you in rue Drouot!  

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