Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Lawyering in Iran


We mark the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 2024. This day is a call for the international community to focus on the persecution, silencing, harassment, and murder of attorneys throughout the world. Each year, a single country is chosen as the focus for this day. This year, the global community is highlighting the experiences of lawyers in Iran. This events gather experts to discuss the experiences, dangers, risks, and sacrifices of the community of Iranian legal practitioners.

Professor Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Dr. Ardeshir Amir Arjomand, Former Professor of Law at Shahid Beheshti University; UNESCO Chair, Human Rights, Peace and Democracy in Iran

Christopher Pioch, Chair of the NYCBA Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges

Sponsoring Committee:
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, Christopher Pioch, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Middle Eastern and North African Affairs, Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong and Robert Eli Michael, Co-Chairs
International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
Iranian American Bar Association