Resolution on Women Human Rights, proposed by FBE Human Rights Commission – Warszawa, 22.09.18

The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE) in Warsaw September 22, 2018, which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their one million member lawyers, expressed its grave concerns for the present situation of women in the World.

The European Bars Federation recalls the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Humankind what comprises four principles, six rights and six obligations reaffirming the right of all human beings of the earth to live in a world in which the future is not compromised by the lack of responsibility for the present,

Recognising the commitment of lawyers due to their privileged place in society together with their contribution to human and social rights, which represent the core of the lawyer’s mission we appreciate in particular the commitment and hard work of all women-lawyers in this field, in particular the actions and activity of our colleague SAMAR BADAWI, who is fighting effectively for the rights of women  in Saudi Arabia.

Resolution on Human Rights in Turkey, proposed by FBE Human Rights Commission – Warszawa, 22.09.18

The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE) in Warsaw September 22, 2018, which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their one million member lawyers, expressed its grave concerns for the present situation of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and journalists in Turkey.

In accordance with the FBE previous and constant position we definitely call upon an end to arbitrary arrest, detention, and prosecution of judges, lawyers and journalists.

We again call for an end to the use of torture and ill treatment by state officials and the investigation of such crimes.

We demand the full protection of independence of the legal and journalism professions in Turkey, and the respect for human rights of judges, lawyers and journalists and we give our full support to our colleagues in Turkey.

Resolution on Human Rights in Poland, proposed by FBE Human Rights Commission – Warszawa, 22.09.18

The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE) in Warsaw September 22, 2018, which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their one million member lawyers, expressed its grave concerns for the present situation of judges and lawyers in Poland.

Unfortunately FBE still recognises progressive erosion of the independence of Judges, prosecutors, lawyers and the administration of justice because of the widely understood  intervention of the government in the appointment and dismissal of Judges, failure to respect the decisions of the Courts and interference in the prosecution service.

FBE also expresses its concern about the changes introduced in the Polish Supreme Court and the disciplinary and explanatory proceedings initiated against individual judges.

Resolution on attacks on the life and integrity of Serbian lawyers and their families – Warszawa, 22.09.18

On September 22nd, 2018, the FBE’s General Assembly, representing about 250 member Bars together with their one million member lawyers, expressed its deep concern about the attacks on the life and integrity of Serbian lawyers and their families over the past three years, which resulted in the death of two lawyers, Dragoslav Ognjanovic and Vladimir Zrelec and Nemanja Stojanović. 

We draw attention to the fact that any attack on a lawyer in connection with the practice of a lawyer is an attack on the act of justice itself. 

We appeal to all Serbian Authorities to identify and judge as soon as possible the perpetrators of the murder and to take concrete steps to provide security and protection to Serbian lawyers in order to prevent such criminal activity in the future.

Resolution on the violation of the rule of law in Romania – Warszawa, 22.09.18

On September 22nd, 2018, the FBE’s General Assembly, representing 250 member bars together with its one million member lawyers, expressed its deep concern about the continued violation of the rule of law by the ruling party through legislative initiatives that cut down the fight against corruption and make judges and prosecutors vulnerable to political interference, as well as through the procedures of changing the National Anticorruption Directorate Chief Prosecutor, the Prosecutor General and the leadership of the Judicial Inspection for political purposes.

We call on the Romanian Government immediately to stop all these measures and to continue its efforts against corruption through legislation against corruption that does not favour political people and through procedures for selecting the leadership of judges that observe their independence and the overall judicial system.

Resolution on violation of the right of free speech in Romania – Warszawa, 22.09.18

On September 22nd, 2018, the FBE’s General Assembly, representing 250 member bars together with its one million member lawyers, expressed its deep concern about the violation of the right of free speech of Romanian citizens, travelling for the most part from the diaspora to Bucharest, on August 10th, 2018, to protest against corruption, when the Romanian law enforcement, under the pretext of restoring order, used excessive force against peaceful demonstrators with a view of intimidating and dispersing them.

We call upon the authorities of the Romanian State to identify and punish all abuses of the law enforcement and to take immediate measures to observe the right to free expression in Romania and not to use force to repress this right.

Resolution on “Defend the Defenders” – Warszawa, 22.09.18

The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE), which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their one million member lawyers, gathered in Warsaw on the 22nd of September 2018 and considered the resolutions proposed by the different commissions of the FBE warning about the current situation on:

  • the violations of the rule of law in a number of countries of the Council of Europe;
  • the attack against the independence of the judicial system;
  • the violations of the right of defence;

 Decides unanimously

to create a working group with the aim of fighting strongly these violations before the National and International Institutions and Authorities.

Resolution on the preservation of the rule of law in Hungary – Warszawa, 22.09.18

On September 22nd, 2018, the FBE’s General Assembly, representing 250 member Bars together with its one million member lawyers,

Considering the need for the EU to act in the face of Hungarian government actions that pose a risk to the values of the Union, namely the independence of the judiciary, the functioning of the constitutional and electoral systems, the freedom of expression, corruption, minority rights, the situation of migrants and refugees and freedom of worship;

Considering the action of the European Parliament, which decided on 12nd September 2018, to initiate the Article 7 procedure for serious threat to the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in a Member State;

The FBE approves and supports the initiative of the European Parliament to preserve the independence of the judiciary, democracy and human rights in all Member States and calls on the Hungarian authorities to put an immediate end to serious and repeated attack to the rule of law.

AEA-EAL, Lyon 23.11.18 – Posted workers in Europe/Les travailleurs détachés en Europe

L’Association Européenne des Avocats – the  European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) is pleased to announce the next Congress in LYON on 23 November 2018, on the topic:

“Posted workers in Europe”.

LEGAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS: SOCIAL PROTECTION OF WORKERS – NEEDS OF ENTERPRISES – UNFAIR COMPETITION?

On 29 May 2018, the European Parliament approved a revision of the Directive on posting workers within the EU, as the number of these workers  increases every year.

All European countries as well as most important economic sectors are concerned.

We intend to approach legal and the economic aspects of this topic with speakers out of different countries of Europe, lawyers who are dealing with this matter, representatives of national and European authorities, in house lawyers from enterprises, sending out workers or receiving posted workers.

We will be pleased to welcome you on November 23 in the historic town of Lyon ( in the premises of the Lyon Bar, 176 Rue de Crequi, 60003 Lyon, France ) to discuss this topic!

Do not miss  the unique opportunity of exchange of views about this issue, which economic and political impact is growing, provoking some distrust in the public opinion and in admistration of  hosting countries.

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L’Association Européenne des Avocats – the  European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) a le plaisir de vous présenter son prochain congrès qui se tiendra à LYON le 23 novembre 2018 sur le thème :

Les travailleurs détachés en Europe

ASPECTS JURIDIQUES ET ECONOMIQUES: PROTECTION SOCIALE DES TRAVAILLEURS – BESOINS DES ENTREPRISES –CONCURRENCE DELOYALE?

Le Parlement Européen a approuvé le 29 mai dernier une révision de la directive sur les détachements des travailleurs, dont le nombre augmente considérablement chaque année.

Tous les pays de l’Union Européenne, ainsi que les secteurs économiques les plus importants sont concernés.

Nous étudierons les aspects juridiques et économiques avec des intervenants de différents pays européens : avocats ayant eu à traiter de contentieux dans le domaine, représentants des autorités nationales et communautaires, juristes d’entreprises exportatrices et importatrices de main d’œuvre.

Nous vous proposons de participer à nos travaux le 23 novembre dans la ville historique de LYON (Maison du Barreau, 176 Rue de Crequi, 60003 LYON, France).

Ne manquez pas un échange d’expériences unique sur la circulation des travailleurs en Europe, d’une importance économique croissante, mais qui soulève parfois la méfiance des opinions publiques et des administrations des pays d’accueil.