This event will take place at 6 pm Pacific time/9 pm Eastern time on Friday, Oct. 2, and 9 am in the Philippines on Saturday, Oct. 3. To attend the event, please register in advance at https://bit.ly/roleoflawyers Suzanne Adely, President-Elect of the National Lawyers Guild and co-chair of the International Committee, will be one of the speakers on the panel.
Organized by the National Union of People’s Lawyers of the Philippines and the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, this webinar aims to shed light on lawyers’ duties amid the pandemic. The webinar will also be livestreamed on the NUPL Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nuplphilippines/
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a rise not only in the number of afflictions with the coronavirus, but also in violations of human rights all over the world. Thus, despite varying degrees of lockdowns and quarantines, lawyers became a species of frontliners whose services are considered essential, especially in authoritarian states.
Diego Garcia-Sayan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Baroness Helena Kennedy, Director, International Bar Association, Human Rights Institute
Suzanne Adely, President-Elect, National Lawyers Guild, USA
Niloufer Bhagwat, Vice President, Indian Association of Lawyers
Maria Sol Taule, Legal Counsel, Karapatan, NUPL
Max Boqwana, President, NADEL South Africa (National Assocation of Democratic Lawyers)