1st International Advocacy Forum date: 2022-10-21

1st International Advocacy Forum in Krakow on October 20-22, 2022 will be held in a hybrid format- allowing for both in person participation in Krakow and on-line.

Independence of the Bar Association as the prerequisite of the rule of law is the subject of this Forum. Both systemic guarantees of the independence and the responses of the bar association in face of the current war and humanitarian crisis will be discussed.

Krakow Bar Association has pledged 50 % of the on-line participation fee for the Ukraine Aid Found which will be used to pay for the temporary housing for Ukrainian lawyers whose homes were destroyed (trailers), another ambulance with medical supplies and/or other humanitarian aid.

Please register under https://lnkd.in/d3ny6u3q 

Among the speakers you will find Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe d’Europe ( FBE) and UIA Union Internationale des Avocats representatives :

Bas Martens - president of the European Bars Federation (FBE) 

Professor Maciej Szpunar – first Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union 

Dariusz Mazur- judge of the Regional Court of Krakow, press officer of the Themis Association of Judges 

Mikhail Kirilyuk – head of the Legal Department of the National Anti-Crisis Management (NAU), Belarus 

Professor Yasushi Higashizawa Higazhizawa - vice director for Independence of the Profession at IROL UIA, chair of the Human Rights Committee at LawAsia, Japan  Professor

Professor Sara Chandler Chandler- past president of the European Bars Federation (FBE) , past President of Westminster & Holborn Law Society, Honorary King’s Counsel, UK 

Petro Boyko – president of the Kiev Region Bar Association  Jacques TAQUET– president of the Commission for european and international affairs at the Conseil National des Barreaux (CnB), member of the French delegation to the CCBE, France 

Dr. Michael Griem – president of the Frankfurt Bar Association 

Mengu Gokce - former head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Ankara Bar, Turkey 

Barbara Gislason- director of the UIA U.S. Effort to Aid Ukraine, the Editor-in-Chief of the Juriste International, member of the UIA Executive Committee, member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, USA 

Dr. Elizabeth M. Zechenter -co-chair, International Law Section, International Human Rights Committee, American Bar Association (ABA), member of the Ukraine Task Force, New York State Bar, New York City Bar, and American Bar Association, president of the Jagiellonian Law Society.

Rosa Isabel Peña Sastre- Council member of the Governing Board of the Barcelona Bar Association, deputy Director of the Collective Members’ Committee of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Spain


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