Day of the Endangered Lawyer Program 2018
January 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
EGYPT – RULE OF LAW ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, marked on January 24th of each year, is a time to reflect on the personal and professional safety of lawyers around the world, who face mounting persecution, prosecution, arbitrary detention, threats, torture, assaults and death in reprisal for their work to protect rights and secure justice.
Each year, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer focuses on the plight of lawyers in a particular country with the focus this year on Egypt.
Join Human Rights Watch, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the Law Society of Ontario for a special event honouring our legal colleagues in Egypt and calling on authorities to respect their rights to practice law free from “intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference”, to ensure their personal and professional safety and remedy violations against them.
The event will feature a conversation between Farida Deif, Canada Director, Human Rights Watch and an Egyptian human rights lawyer who is currently in Canada.
A reception featuring representatives from a number of Human Rights organizations will follow the conversation.
JANUARY 31, 2018
Presentations: 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Reception: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
This program is eligible for up to 1.5 Substantive Hours.
Thank you for your interest in this program. We have reached our event capacity, and are unable to take any additional registrations at this time. To have your name added to our waiting list, please register here.
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