The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation, gathered the 11th of November 2017 in London, has adopted the following resolution which incorporates the universal Declaration of Humankind rights :
The European Bars Federation,
- Recognises the responsibility that accompanies the role of lawyers by reason of their privileged place in society together with their contribution to human and societal rights which represent the core of the lawyer’s mission.
- Recognises that there can be no collective responsibility or progress of the rights of humankind without the rule of law and the role of the lawyer.
- Unanimously adopts the text of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Humankind. This declaration comprises four principles, six rights and six obligations reaffirming the right of all citizens of the earth to live in a world in which the future is not compromised by the lack of responsibility of the present.
- Will promote the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Humankind amongst Bar Associations, Law Societies ; colleagues, and in civil and political life.
The European Bars Federation/Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe (FBE) was founded in Barcelona on 23rd May 1992, as a successor to the « Conférence des Grands Barreaux d’Europe ». Its official headquarters are in Strasbourg. FBE membership is open to all national and local Bars and Law societies within the Council of Europe.
Today, the FBE has 250 member bars, representing approximately 800 000 lawyers. The FBE holds its congresses twice a year, each time in a different European city. These meetings offer unique opportunities to discuss common problems and to share information and experiences. In a time of rapid change, our purpose is to address challenges as they arise, seeking the best solutions for our clients and our colleagues.
article of the FBE