CBA-NS Joint Young Lawyers and Constitutional & Human Rights Law Section Meeting

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
Name of Organization: 
Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia
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Location: 
Schulich School of Law, Halifax NS

Day of the Endangered Lawyer – International Experiences and Opportunities

Speakers: Danny Graham, QC, McInnes Cooper, Shanisha Grant, Supporting Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa [SAJCEA] Project, and Christine Hanson, NS Human Rights Commission

In honour of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, a panel discussion will take place about international issues and opportunities for lawyers and law students to promote human rights, support human rights defenders and defend the rule of law, in partnership with the CBA-NS Constitutional & Human Rights Law Section, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, and Dalhousie’s International Law Society.

Visit http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/ for more information about Day of the Endangered Lawyer: “In 2018 – the eighth year of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer – the focus of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer will be on Egypt. Many human rights organisations, among them Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, IDHAE, ELDH and the International Commission of Jurists confirm that the Egyptian authorities have moved beyond scaremongering and are now rapidly taking concrete steps to shut down the last critical voices in the country’s human rights community.”

A pizza lunch will be provided, sponsored by MDW Law.