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UN Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 |7 PM - 9 PM
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Nonmembers

In 1994, the UN Commission on Human Rights noted the increasing frequency of attacks on the independence of judges, lawyers, and court officials as well as the link which exists between the weakening of safeguards for these officials and human rights violations. In response, the Commission appointed a Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to investigate and report on these attacks. The current Special Rapporteur, Prof. Diego García-Sayán will discuss his current role and work with attendees. This work includes his yearly report to the United Nations, examinations into judicial corruption, ideas on current international legal standards, efforts to update those standards so that they remain applicable in the face of new challenges to the legal and judicial professions, as well as both oversight and enforcement mechanisms.

Diego Garcia-Sayan, UN Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges Lawyers
William A. Wilson III,
Chair of the Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges

Sponsoring Association Committee: 
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, Lawyers William A. Wilson III, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organization Committee:
Council on International Affairs, Michael D. Cooper, Chair
International Human Rights Committee, Lauren Melkus, Chair

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