2 December 2012

Tunisia: National Bar Association Underlines Need to Guarantee Immunity of Lawyers

Tunis — The National Bar Association voices "categorical rejection" of the legal proceedings against some lawyers for their defence speeches, a prosecution which it considers as contrary to the provisions of Article 47 of the decree-law n°79 of the year 2011 organising the profession.

In the motion issued from its General Assembly held, on Saturday in Tunis, the National Bar Association also underlines the need to guarantee the immunity of the lawyers and the respect of the right to defense, in accordance with the international conventions ratified by Tunisia.

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