Joint press release from the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Faculty of Advocates, the Bar Council of Northern Ireland, and the Bar of Ireland
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a joint statement has been issued by Bar leaders in the UK and Ireland.
The statement reads:
“The Bar Council of England and Wales, the Bar of Northern Ireland, the Faculty of Advocates and the Bar of Ireland unequivocally condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Ukraine is a sovereign state entitled to self-determination. International law requires the Russian Federation to respect Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty. This act of war is a gross violation of international law as set out in the UN Charter.”
Mark Fenhalls QC - Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales
Bernard Brady QC - Chair of the Bar Council of Northern Ireland
Roddy Dunlop QC - Dean of the Faculty of Advocates
Maura McNally SC - Chair of the Council of The Bar of Ireland