The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers acknowledges the work of the HRREC Human Rights Clinic

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr. Diego García Sayán (former Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru), is about to present to the UN General Assembly his latest report which addresses the role that the Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary have played in guaranteeing judicial independence, and the status of threats and challenges to the independence of judges and lawyers as well as the judicial system as a whole, including prosecutors, in the current global context. The report (UN doc A/74/176) will be presented in New York at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly which begins on 17 September 2019. In the report, the Special Rapporteur expressly thanks the Human Rights Clinic at HRREC, University of Ottawa, for the outstanding support he has received in the conduct of research and in drafting the report. The Human Rights Clinic project supporting the UN Special Rapporteur is under the supervision of Salvador Herencia (Clinic Director) and Jordi Feo, Ph.D., (Project Coordinator) and benefited from the contributions of students Sunita Bisan, Shona Moreau, Anna Romanniszyn, and Michelle Hennessey.

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