THE FBE SUPPORTS THE SPANISH ADVOCACY BY CALLING FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE LAW ON LEGAL COSTS BY THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT
The FBE President, Lutz Simon, sends a letter of complaint to the Minister of Justice, the Prime Minister, the President of the Constitutional Court and the King of Spain. The high amount of the legal costs prevent the access to Justice to the majority of the citizens. The enactment of the Law on Legal Costs on 20th November 2012 has mobilized the Spanish Advocacy, which considers that the (...)
General Congress - FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 29.05-01.06 2013
The general congress of the FBE will be held this year from 29.05.2013 to 01.06.2013 in Frankfurt am Main. On Friday, 31.05.2013, the FBE will, in particular, hold a discussion on the theme “ Legal markets in the light of the consequences of the financial crisis”. Following the opening remarks of the Minister-President of Hesse and of the Minister for Justice, Integration (...)
FBE Interview : Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Thorbjorn Jagland 1) What are the reasons that led you to take the post of Secretary General of the Council of Europe?
The Council of Europe has the longest history of all existing cooperating European organisations. It remains one of the most important government agencies in Europe and plays a unique role in safeguarding the rights of individual citizens by defending democracy, the rule (...)
Europe’s Lawyers demand that the Rule of Law be re-established in Romania
Europe’s Lawyers demand that the Rule of Law be re-established in Romania A letter of «strong condemnation» has been sent by the European Bars Federation to the Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta
The organisation representing European Lawyers has asked the Romanian Government to re-establish the Rule of Law: one of the fundamental founding principles of the European Union. The European Bars (...)
FBE New Presidency
Presidency 2012/2013 President Lutz SIMON
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt Am Main
Eiserne Hand 3
60318 Frankfurt am Main
E-mail : Zeiss@rak-ffm.de
1er VicePresident Rod MOLE
Devon & Somerset Law Society
Chanter Ferguson, 17 The Quay, Bideford
Devon EX39 2EN
Fax: 188.8.131.52.08.93 (...)
FBE-Interview : Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament
1. Quelles sont les raisons qui vous ont amené à prendre la fonction de Président du Parlement Européen?
Both because of my family experience and because of where I was born, I realised early in my life the necessity, the strength and the beauty of the European ideal. My interest in Europe was not motivated simply by the effort to avoid the replication of the fratricide history of the first half (...)
Opening Ceremony of the 20 th. Anniversary of the FBE
1992-2012 : 20th Anniversary of the FBE
Agenda of the celebration :
Barcelona, 2-4 february 2012 under the high patronage of the King of Spain Juan Carlos I. Brussels, 24-26 may 2012 Geneva, october 2012
Human rights action - BELARUS
This is the letter I have sent to the President of Belarus, expressing the great indignation of our Federation for the unacceptable condition of the Belarusian Colleagues engaged in the defense of Human Rights, often harassed and also disbarred for reasons alien to their professional activity.
At the same time, I have supported, on behalf of the FBE, an amicus brief in respect (...)
Declaration of Wroclaw on death penalty
Death penalty Declaration by the European Bars Federation (FBE)
The General Assembly of the FBE, celebrated on the occasion of its Intermediate Meeting in Wroclaw, on 24th September 2011,
“The FBE reaffirms our opposition to the death penalty, expresses indignation and grave concern about the case of Troy Davis, who was executed in the USA State of Georgia on the 21st September (...)
Guido de Rossi
A message from the president
Guido de Rossi
We, as lawyers, are the upholders and the defenders of the Fundamental Rights: our mission is to work and fight for Justice and Freedom, and if we’ll do it with strength and awareness, the Man will never die.
Guido de Rossi
President of the European Bars Federation
FBE-Inteview : Jean-Paul COSTA, The President of the European Court of Human Rights
Jean-Paul COSTA 1. What reasons led you to accept the position of President of the European Court of Human Rights?
Jean-Paul COSTA : I have been a passionate defender and supporter of public freedoms and human rights all my life. This dates back to my law and political science studies and I must mention the influence of two outstanding teachers: Professor Jean Rivero and the State (...)
New members : l’Ordre des Avocats Fribourgeois
Le canton de Fribourg est l’un des 26 cantons suisses, situé à la frontière des langues française et allemande. Il s’agit d’un canton bilingue à majorité francophone d’environ 280’000 habitants. La capital de canton, Fribourg, possède une université bilingue dans laquelle la Faculté de droit est très importante, puisque comptant plus de 2’000 étudiants. Ces dernières décennies, le canton a connu un (...)
New members : UNIONE TRIVENETA DEI CONSIGLI DEGLI ORDINI DEGLI AVVOCATI
L’Unione Triveneta dei Consigli dell’Ordine degli Avvocati nasce a Belluno nell’anno 1982 tra i Consigli dell’Ordine di Bassano del Grappa - Belluno - Bolzano - Gorizia - Padova - Pordenone - Rovereto - Rovigo - Tolmezzo - Trento - Treviso - Trieste - Udine - Venezia - Verona e Vicenza.
L’Unione ha sede in Venezia, Piazzale Roma - Fondamenta S. Chiara n° 494 ed i Consigli degli Ordini partecipano (...)
New members : Warsaw Regional Bar of Legal Advisors
Warsaw Regional Bar of Legal Advisors
Mr Michał Stępniewski President The Regional Bar of Legal Advisors in Warsaw
One of 19 in Poland, the biggest Regional Bar of Legal Advisors (“OIRP”), gathering 6332 of legal advisors that running the training courses for 3849 registered trainees.
Territorial area of activity: Its range covers Warsaw and ex-capital voivodeship.
Tasks of the OIRP: (...)
New members - The Consiglio Nazionale Forense
The Consiglio Nazionale Forense (National Bar Council or CNF) is the public institution representing lawyers in Italy.
Royal Legislative Decree No. 1578 of 27 November and Royal Decree No. 37 of 22 January 1934 establish the C.N.F. under Italian Law and define its structure and functions.
Pursuant to the applicable legislative provisions, the C.N.F. is based in Rome and has it seat by the (...)
An own General directorate for Viviane Reding, the commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
The BRAK informs through a press release that as of 2nd of July, there will be an own General directorate for Viviane Reding, the commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
The resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the FBE has, through the parallel or rather earlier efforts of the BRAK, already been fulfilled.
See “Presseerklärung” of the BRAK (...)
Controversy around the issue of CD German taxpayers: by their respective national federations, the German and Swiss lawyers are warning.
The Deutsche Anwaltverein (DAV) and the Schweizerische Anwaltsverband (SAV) condem in a joint declaration the intention of the German Government to purchase from a thief a CD-ROM with stolen data of banking clients suspected of tax evasion.
Even if the goal, to prohibit tax evasion is legitimate, this does not justify that a government may put himself on the same level as the thief. (...)
New member Bars - Bar of Carpentras, France
carpentras Historique du Barreau de Carpentras
CARPENTRAS et son Comté appartenaient au Comtes de Provence, puis de Toulouse, dont le dernier céda au XIIIè siècle à l’Eglise romaine le Comté Venaissin, qui deviendra le Comtat Venaissin ; Etat du Pape jusqu’en 1791, date à laquelle il sera rattaché à la FRANCE. Ce ne sera qu’à partir de cette date que les lois françaises s’appliqueront et que le Barreau (...)
New member Bars - Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB)
The Conseil National des Barreaux is the French organisation that represents all lawyers; meanwhile each lawyer is individually called to one of the 181 local bars.
In addition to its function of representing the profession, the Conseil National des Barreaux has specific legal responsibilities.
The Conseil National des Barreaux represents the profession at an international and national (...)
New member Bars - Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV)
The German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein – DAV) was founded in August 1871 on the first German Lawyers Day in Bamberg. According to its statutes, the aim is protecting, cultivating and supporting all professional and economic interests of the advocacy including the solicitor-notary. The association supports the judicature and legislature, provides education and (...)