The IBA Standards for the Independence of the Legal Profession was adopted by the IBA Council in 1990. Independence of the legal profession is an essential guarantee for the protection of human rights and access to legal services. This document contains a set of standards to assist in the promotion of the proper role of lawyers, to be respected by Governments through national legislation and practice, as well as by members of the legal profession. They include requirements on entry into the legal profession and legal education, education of the public concerning the law, the rights and duties of lawyers, legal services for the poor, Lawyers’ Associations, and disciplinary proceedings.
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