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Special Meeting:
What Should the Legal Community Do About the Arrests of Chinese Lawyers?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12 Noon to 2 PM


Registration:
This program is free of charge and lunch will be provided; however, registration is required.

Since February 2011, a growing number of lawyers in China have been arrested or otherwise detained, often without charge, or have simply disappeared. These actions are part of a broader attempt to silence dissent and prevent lawyers from representing clients who demand greater democracy in China. The New York City Bar has written to the Chinese Minister of Justice protesting these actions.


This meeting will explore what further steps the U.S. legal community should take in response to this continuing threat to the professional independence of lawyers and the rule of law in China.

Moderator: Stephen L. Kass, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

Speakers:
Jerome A. Cohen, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Hualing Fu, Professor of Law, Hong Kong University
Phelim Kine, Human Rights Watch
Scott Greathead, Wiggin & Dana; Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers

Sponsored by:
Committee on International Human Rights, Stephen L. Kass, Chair; Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Shulman, Chair; Committee on International Law, Arthur W. Rovine, Chair; NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute; Leitner Center for International Law and Justice; Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers

This program is free of charge and lunch will be provided; however, registration is required. Members of the Association and their guests are all welcome.