An Evening With the UN Rapporteur on the Independence of

An Evening with the UN Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego García Sayán
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Member
Non-Lawyers please call Customer Relations to register at (212) 382-6663 

The program will take place at the offices of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP at 55 Hudson Yards (34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY
 
Description: 
In recent years there have been numerous attacks on judges and lawyers around the world while they perform their day to day functions. The UN Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego García Sayán, will discuss the current challenges facing the independence of the judiciary, and legal professionals more broadly. During this discussion the U.N. Special Rapporteur will touch on topics such as: updating international standards for the judiciary, present an overview of his annual report, and insights from his recent country visits.  A small reception will follow the program.

Moderator: 
Jessenia Vazcones-Yagual, Co-Chair, Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges

Speaker:
Diego García Sayán, UN Rapporteur on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges | Christopher Pioch & Jeseenia Vazcones-Yagual, Co-Chairs
United Nations Committee | Clayton Cheney & Robert Cusumano, Co-Chairs
International Human Rights Committee |  Lauren Melkus, Chair
Inter-American Affairs Committee Michael A Fernández, Chair 

Cosponsors:

Clyde and Co.
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP







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