CCR №5 (108) 2015
The independence of lawyers: international standards and foreign experience

Abstract

The review includes some materials from the discussions held during a joint roundtable of the International Commission of Jurists and the Institute of Law and Public Policy on “Providing the independence of lawyers: Russian and foreign experience” in May 2015. Despite the seeming simplicity, the authors, representing national associations of lawyers or being practicing lawyers, focus in practical terms on the weak points of the system of access to justice, drawing attention to unresolved problems of the independence of lawyers. The review contains a detailed description of international standards for the independence of lawyers and information on the system of advocacy in a number of foreign countries.

About the author:
Wilder Tayler – General Secretary of the International Commission of Jurists
Róisín Pillay – Director of the International Commission of Jurists Europe Regional Programme
Vidar Strømme – Chair of the International Commission of Jurists, Norway

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