UN Side Event “The Independence of the Legal Profession” | UN Side Event

Event Leaflet (PDF)

On 16th March 2017, Lawyers for Lawyers, in partnership with the Law Society of England and Wales, is organising a UN side event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. LRWC is co-sponsoring the event along with various other NGOs.

The side event will focus on the topic of the independence of the legal profession worldwide. Lawyers from Turkey, Cameroon, and Azerbaijan will share their experiences, obstacles faced by members of  the legal profession in their respective countries, and possible ways to improve the safety of lawyers who work in challenging contexts.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr. Diego García-Sayán, will be the keynote speaker.

To register to this event or for more information, please find the relevant contacts in the attached leaflet.

The side event is co-sponsored by the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.