International Communications

International Communications

International e-Newsletter

The International team sends a fortnightly International e-Newsletter to keep barristers up to date with news and events from the International Committee and other professional bodies. To be added to the distribution list, please click  here.

International Blog

The International Blog includes contributions from the international committee, members of the Bar and other contributing writers. Please click here.


The International team produces publications which inform foreign lawyers and relevant decision-makers about the legal services of the Bar. These publications are distributed at numerous international events organised by or attended by the Bar Council. 

The publications have enjoyed increasing support from the profession. If you are interested in advertising in any of the international publications, please contact the International Policy team.

Hard copies of the publications are available from the International Policy team, who will also be able to assist if you have any difficulty finding a suitable barrister.

Statements and letters of concern

The Bar Council speaks out whenever and wherever rule of law crises occur and will engage with other lawyers' associations to share best practice on regulatory or professional standards matters. 

The Bar Council calls on the Government of the Republic of Cameroon to ensure a fair trial for lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla

The Bars and the Law Societies of the UK and Ireland urge President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to reinstate 227 dismissed judges and prosecutors

BHRC and Bar Council urge Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss ongoing human rights violations in Turkey during her meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 

BHRC and Bar Council raise concerns over abduction of Bangladeshi lawyer 
Bar Council condemns killing of lawyers in Pakistan
Bar Council responds to mass arrest of judges in Turkey
Bar Council demand the release of at least 15 Chinese human rights lawyers