24 January, Day of the Endangered Lawye: ABA focuses on Pakistan

January 17, 2020
Pakistan is the focus of this year’s Day of the Endangered Lawyer (January 24) and the American Bar Association is organising a teleconference, in which panelists will provide a report of the current state of attacks on the judiciary, bar and other human rights defenders in Pakistan, as well as offering suggestions for how the ABA and other outside organizations can lend support. [see also: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2018/01/22/24-january-2018-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-focus-on-egypt/]


  • Sara Sandford, Immediate Past Co-Chair, International Human Rights Committee


  • Jalila Haider, Founder of We the Humans
  • Farahnaz Ispahani, Senior Fellow, Religious Freedom Institute; Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Hussain Haqqani, Former Ambassador to US
  • Raza Rumi, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College; Visiting Faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs; and Editor of Daily Times

2 Responses to “24 January, Day of the Endangered Lawye: ABA focuses on Pakistan”

  1. Meredith J Tax Says:

    Dear Hans Thoolen, Re your Pakistan focus, please note that Jalila Haider is at this moment (late night Sat. Jan. 19) being held at the airport in Pakistan and not permitted to leave. A lawyer friend is trying to help.

  2. […] International Day of the Endangered Lawyer which in 2020 focused on lawyers in Pakistan [see also: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2020/01/17/24-january-day-of-the-endangered-lawye-aba-focuses-on-p… ] When supporting colleagues abroad, lawyers should consider offering behind-the-scenes support as […]

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