Call for Contributions – report on Bar Associations

The Special Rapporteur decided to devote his forthcoming report to the General Assembly to the question of the role, composition and functions of bar associations.

The report will build on the annual report drafted by former Special Rapporteur, Ms Monica Pinto in 2016 (A/71/348, para 80-88 and 110-116), and will take into account relevant provisions of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (in particular principles 23, 24 and 26-29). It will be presented to the General Assembly in October 2018.

The Special Rapporteur prepared a questionnaire [English | French | Spanish] in order to elicit information on relevant national experiences on this subject. The questionnaire is available in English, French and Spanish. Submissions should be sent electronically and no later than 16 May 2018 to Mr. Stefano Sensi (email:, copy to, using the email title: "Submission to the report on Bar Associations". Kindly limit your responses to 5,000 words (attach annexes where necessary).

Submissions for the report on report on Bar Associations.