A Project of the Human Rights Clinic Presented at a Symposium in New York

Jordi Feo attending the symposium addressing “Contemporary Challenges to the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective” in New York

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr. Diego García Sayán; the office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in New York, and the New York City Bar Association invited the HRREC of the University of Ottawa to participate in the symposium addressing “Contemporary Challenges to the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective”, held in Greentree, Long Island, New York on February 9 to 11, 2019.

The project coordinator of the HRREC, Jordi Feo, associated with the UN Special Rapporteur was the moderator of the first panel. The panel analyzed the “Current status of the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary” through six presentations, each of which referred to an specific geographical area. The order of interventions was: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America.

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