By Erika Torregrossa*


It is fundamental to have effective protection to all lawyers so that they can continue with their legitimate and peaceful activities in defence of Human Rights without fear of intimidation, harassment, retaliation, the loss of their own life and using all legal means within their reach to end with this scourge permanently, fulfilling its commitments with the Conventions of Human Rights that call for the respect and protection of the right to life.

It is not possible to uphold the rule of law when law professionals are being threatened. Threats, repressions and even worse, the murders of colleagues in the exercise of their profession must be investigated and prosecuted with priority by the State itself, in defence of the democratic system that it intends to maintain.

In support of any manifestation of the law that is carried out in any country, where any act of protection of the work carried out by professionals in laws is supported.

Activities organised in different countries in commemoration of the DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER:

Belgium -> Brussels : haga clic aquí

Spain -> Madrid : haga clic aquí

France -> Paris : haga clic aquí 

Italy -> Milan : haga clic aquí 

Holland -> The Hague : haga clic aquí 

Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,