Public Prosecution Arrests Citizen, Refers him to Trial over Claims of Insulting Lawyers' Honor
The Public Prosecution ordered the detention of a citizen for a week and his referral to trial for allegedly "insulting the honor of lawyers", based on complaints filed by the Bahrain Bar Society against the citizen.
Lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, a Political Target Again..
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa continues to target the well-known lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi and retaliate against him for defending rights activists and national opposition figures.
Minister of Justice De-Lists Special Notary, Suspends Lawyer for 9 Years
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa issued a decision to de-list a special notary, on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee.
Election of New Council of Bar Association to be Held on September 14
Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper said that the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Bar Association will resign on September 14, with the elections of a new council of the association to be held on the same day.
Justice Ministry Grants Lawyers One Month to Correct their Statuses according to Anti-Terrorism Law
Lawyers received a letter from the registrar general at the Ministry of Justice binding them to submit the financial audit reports pursuant to law 4/2001 regarding prohibiting and combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism and law 64/2017, within one month as a deadline from the ministry to reconcile their situations.
Justice Ministry Strikes off 35 Lawyers who Haven’t Paid Register Fees
The Bahraini Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments made a decision to strike off 35 lawyers, whose names appear in a list in the 4325 issue of the Official Gazette, for not paying the renewal register fee in the general table of lawyers.
Cassation Court Rejects Bahrain Bar Association Challenge against Justice Ministry Decision to Monitor their Works
The cassation court rejected the challenge of Bahrain Bar Association against minister of justice's order 64/2017 to monitor the works of lawyers offices and their clients, committing to international agreements regarding anti-monetary laundering and funding terrorism.
Cassation Adjourns Case of Lawyers against Minister of Justice Decision to Monitor their Work until July for Ruling
The cassation court adjourned challenge of Bahrain Bar Association against minister of justice's order 64/2017 to monitor the works of lawyers offices and their clients, committing to international agreements regarding anti-money laundering and funding terrorism in the legal profession until July 1 for ruling.
Bahrain Bar Association Rejects Current Functioning of Courts, Demands Representation in Supreme Judicial Council: Situation has become Catastrophic
The Bahraini Bar Association criticized the way the current courts operate and rejected the speed of action on the cases and the short periods between hearings that exhaust lawyers. It also demanded in a press release granting the Association broader powers, converting them into a union and involving them in the decision-making process by allowing them representation in the Supreme Judicial Council.
Administrative Court Rejects Bar Association’s Case against Justice Minister’s Decision Obligating Lawyers to Report on “terrorism Funding and Money Laundering” Suspicion
High Administrative Court in Bahrain rejected the lawsuit filed by Bahrain Bar Association against decision issued by Bahraini Minister of Justice No. (64) for the year 2017.