Javaid Rehman speaks at event to mark International Day of the Endangered Lawyer

19 February 2024

Javaid Rehman

GCN associate member, Javaid Rehman, spoke at a recent event to mark the International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2024 in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran.

The event focused on Iranian lawyers who face persecution for carrying out their professional duties to uphold human rights and the rule of law.

Javaid was joined by Margaret Satterthwaite, UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers; Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Centre for Human Rights in Iran; Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers; Sandrine Giroud, vice president of the Geneva Bar Association and member of the International Observatory of Lawyers. An Iranian lawyer also spoke anonymously.

Baroness Helena Kennedy KC, director of IBAHRI, chaired the event, which was co-organised by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the International Observatory of Lawyers (OIAD), the Geneva Bar Association (Ordre des Avocats de Genève), and The Law Society of England and Wales

Read more, and watch the event, on the Bar Society’s website.

Javaid Rehman is an associate member of Garden Court North Chambers and a Professor of Law at Brunel University.

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