ON — The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns regarding
human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the
Lawyers should be able to exercise their legitimate duties without
fear for their lives, for their liberty or for their security. The Law Society
of Upper Canada urges all governments to comply with international human rights
laws, including the United Nations’ Basic Principles on the Role of
The Law Society’s Human Rights Monitoring Group recently
issued public statements regarding the following members of the legal
The Human Rights Monitoring Group is a
group of benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada appointed by the Law
Society’s governing body to monitor human rights violations that target members
of the legal profession and the judiciary as a result of the discharge of their
legitimate professional duties.
The Law Society regulates lawyers
and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society has a duty to
protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and
the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario and
act in a timely, open and efficient manner.
For more information, please contact Susan Tonkin,
Communications Advisor – Media Relations, at 416-947-7605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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