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Seminar on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24th January 2018 at the Law Society

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The Law Society of England and Wales is organising a seminar on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, focusing on challenges faced by the legal profession in Egypt. 

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer aims at raising awareness of the obstacles faced by lawyers in carrying out their profession. 

Speakers at the seminar:

  • Dr. Nancy Okail is a human rights defender from Egypt. She is the Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington DC. In 2013, she was tried in absentia and convicted to five years imprisonment in proceedings in which 43 NGO workers were charged with using foreign funds to foment unrest in Egypt.
  • Prof. Lynn Welchman is Professor of Law with particular reference to the Middle East and North Africa in the SOAS School of Law, where she teaches Law and Society in MENA, Human Rights and Islamic Law, and the International Human Rights Clinic. Before and alongside her academic career, Professor Welchman has had both a professional and a volunteer NGO human rights engagement, mostly in the Middle East. She is a member of the founding editorial board of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, the Board of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Foundation, and the Board of Trustees of INTERIGHTS.


The event is free, but registration in required through this link

For more information, please email us


Further events are organised in London to mark the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. For more information, please visit  this link

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