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Last update on April 18, 2017

Participate in UIA’s survey on the state of the legal profession and bar associations across the world: Make your opinion count!

Participate in UIA’s survey on the state of the legal profession and bar associations across the world: Make your opinion count!

Access to an independent lawyer is a requirement for the adequate protection of fundamental freedoms and human rights. Bars and professional lawyers’ associations must be the custodians both of the independence of lawyers as well as that of the association itself.

How has the legal profession organised itself to meet these obligations.

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Last update on September 13, 2016

Profound Concern about the Recently‐proposed Changes to the Legal Profession Act of 1976 (the “LPA”)

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Profound Concern about the Recently‐proposed Changes to the Legal Profession Act of 1976 (the “LPA”)


At the end of May 2016, the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. Stephen Thiru, indicated that the government of Malaysia proposed several changes to the Legal Profession Act of 1976 (the “LPA”). The proposed amendments are scheduled to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat during the next Parliamentary session from October to November 2016. President Thiru alerted to the potential dangers these amendments posed to the independence of the Bar.  Among the proposed changes:

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