Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eskubideak : Defence and Special Courts and Laws

We just received this announcement via email:

Dear colleagues,

The next 24th and 25th of October will take place at the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Señorío de Bizkaia (Bizkaia Bar Association), in Bilbao, the Conference "The right to a defence vs. Special Courts and Laws", organized by AED-EDL, Eskubideak and the Basque Council of Lawyers.

The ojectives and aims to discuss will be: To identify exceptional measures in an international context and their impact on human rights and fundamental freedoms. The position of the legal community on this situation. Assessment of a specific situation in relation to the Basque context. To identify exceptional measures and their implementation in relation to civil and political rights. Academic assessment. A lawyer’s professional activity, faced with exceptionality. The role of lawyers, who must demand a justice system that respects human rights as the only framework in which it is possible to exercise the Right to a Defence. Criminalization of lawyers’ professional activity. Mechanisms for the protection of lawyers in their professional activity –defending the defence counsel.

Through this message we would like to invite you to this Conference and to spread the invitation to any lawyer, jurist and person that could be interested in the matter.

There will be simultaneus translation to Basque, Spanish, French and English.

Best regards,

Communication office of Eskubideak

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