Day of the Endangered LawyerOn the third edition of this initiative, the EDL is demonstrating in front of Spanish embassies and consulates all around Europe on the 24th of January 2013 to denounce the situation of Basque lawyersEnglish.pdf.
The E.D.L. aims at defending the rights of citizens by preserving the independence of lawyers with regard to any power, be it political, social, economic or ordinal.
As a professional organization, the aim of the E.D.L. at international level is to promote the respect of the rights of the defense and in particular to preserve the physical integrity as well as the political and economic freedom of lawyers.
Likewise, the association works to permit all the access to national and international jurisdictional appeal.
The E.D.L. supports especially those who are in precarious situations and those whose basic rights are not recognized or hardly acknowledged.
The E.D.L. participates in the creation of a democratic, modern and human European law. Too often lawyers are confronted with the disparity of legislations and jurisprudences as well as with differences in the administrative structures of other countries, while the discussion of democratic solutions would be essential.
By taking part in numerous international meetings, the E.D.L. gives itself the means to accomplish the goals which it has set out.