Azerbaijan: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | online event 21 January 2021

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Invitation and Registration Information

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Invitation to an online Seminar – Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Azerbaijan)
Thursday, 21 January 2021

15:00 to 16:30 CET; 2.00-3.30pm UK time; 6:00-7:30 am PST; 9:00-10:30 am EST)

This year, on 24 January 2021, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. This year’s country of focus is Azerbaijan.  In past years, the Day has focused on the following countries: China, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Iran, Pakistan, The Philippines, Spain/Basque Country, Turkey.

This seminar addresses some of the challenges faced by lawyers in Azerbaijan. In particular, this seminar will address: (i) the legal profession in Azerbaijan and access to justice, (ii) admission to the Bar, (iii) disciplinary proceedings, including disbarment, (iv) lawyers’ right to freedom of expression, and (v) cases of Azeri lawyers before the European Court of Human Rights.

·        Shahla Humbatova (lawyer, Azerbaijan)
·        Emin Abbasov (lawyer, Azerbaijan)
·        Jessica Gavron (legal director, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre)

Moderated by: Dr. Marina Brilman (international human rights adviser, Law Society of England and Wales)

See registration information and details about the situation of lawyers in Azerbaijan.