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The New York City Bar Association’s recent mission to China  included an extensive meeting with the lawyers who have worked to protect Liu Xiaobo over the years. We hope the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace prize to Liu Xiaobo will focus attention on human rights concerns in China, including the dangers lawyers face in representing dissidents in China. There are lawyers in China who risk threats, harassment, loss of their livelihood, detention and worse, and yet continue to provide … Continue reading

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Last night, The Response, an award-winning and critically acclaimed 30-minute courtroom drama based on transcipts of Guantanamo military tribunals, was screened at the City Bar, followed by a panel discussion. In the film, a detainee stands before a panel of military officers, who question him in preparation for deciding his fate. The detainee pleads to know the evidence against him, but the evidence is classified. The film stars Aasif Mandvi (of the Daily Show) as the detainee and Peter Riegert, … Continue reading

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