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2023 Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Afghani Lawyers

2023 Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Afghani Lawyers
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Program Fees:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Member Attorneys
Non-Lawyers, please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register. 

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Each year the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, an international day of observance, marks events of concern in particular countries that affect a lawyer's ability to independently represent their clients without harassment and intimidation from outside and government sources. This year's Day of the Endangered Lawyer focuses on lawyers in Afghanistan. Speakers include Margaret Satterthwaite, the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, who will discuss her role, and relevant international standards and guidelines, as well as Dr. Sima Samar, who will highlight the current issues for lawyers and judges in Afghanistan, as well as the situation of women.

Christopher Pioch, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, LLP 

Margaret Satterthwaite, UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Dr. Sima Samar, Former Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Chairperson for the Commision for the Prevention of Torture

Sponsoring Committee:
Independence of Lawyers and Judges Task Force, Christopher Pioch, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:

International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair

Foreign and Comparative Law, Richard H. Langan II, Chair

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