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International Law Weekend - Global Persecution of Lawyers
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Program Fee: Admission to ILW is free for students. For all others, there is a fee of $50.

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Please note, this event will take place in Room 2-02C at Fordham University School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY.

The panel will focus on several regions across the world and will compare tactics used to harass lawyers by their governments. These tactics violate international principles and pose a danger to the rule of law. They often include harassment, threats, governmental supervision, and, in extreme cases, targeted imprisonment or killing of lawyers and judges for faithfully discharging their duties. The panelists will also discuss what we can do to assist these lawyers under threat. 

Melissa Hooper, Director of Human Rights and Civil Society, Human Rights First 
Nate Schenkkan, Project Director for Nations in Transit, Freedom House 
Liu Wei, Coordinator & Co-Founder, Public Interest Collaborative for Women Lawyers in China 
Javier El-Hage, Chief Legal Officer, Human Rights Foundation 

William A. Wilson III, Chair, Partner at Wilson Williams LLC

Sponsoring Organizations:
American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)
International Law Students Association (ILSA)

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

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Fordham Law School
Room 2-02C
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


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