Lawyers across the world risk harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society will remind colleagues this week on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Wednesday 24 January).

Law Society president Joe Egan said: ‘We honour the courage and commitment of lawyers around the world who uphold justice, often despite considerable risk to themselves, their colleagues and their families.’

The country focus for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2018 is Egypt, where lawyers and human rights defenders face prosecution and travel bans for carrying out professional duties.

‘The Law Society stands in solidarity with legal professionals around the world,’ Egan added.

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