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Day of the Endangered Lawyer
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Day of the Endangered Lawyer

1/24/2018

When: 1/24/2018
6-8pm
Where: New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, New York  10036
United States

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Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members REGISTER HERE

Description:
Join us on January 24, 2018, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, for a panel discussing international principles that govern both lawyers’ and judges’ roles in upholding the rule of law. The panel will examine violations of those standards including: harassment, threats, governmental supervision, imprisonment, and, in some cases, targeted killing of lawyers and judges. Experts on Kenya, Egypt, and Vietnam will discuss the experiences of lawyers in each of these countries and discuss what we can do to better understand the dangers that lawyers face and assist them in their work.

Speakers:
Martin Flaherty, Professor, Fordham Law School and Princeton University
Elchi Nowrojee, Carlyle Group, and Co-Chair, Vance Center for International Justice Committee
Neil Hicks, Director, Human Rights First
Trang Mae Nguyen, Researcher, U.S. - Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law

Moderator:
Amb. Lee Wolosky, Partner, Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Task Force for the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, William August Wilson, III, Chair

Co-sponsoring Association Committee:
African Affairs Committee, Melanie Claassen and Victoria Lynn Safran, Co-Chairs 
Asian Affairs Committee, Angus Ni, Chair  
Council on International Affairs, Martin S. Flaherty, Chair
International Human Rights Committee, Anil Kalhan, Chair

 
 
 

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