Event | Beyond the Bench and Bar: Partnering for Legal Empowerment

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In her forthcoming thematic report, which will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly on October 20th, 2023, Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, explores the role that one kind of people-centred justice intervention—legal empowerment—can play in expanding access to justice in a rapid, efficient, and meaningful way.

Please join us October 20th at 6:30-8PM ET for a reception and panel conversation.
The Special Rapporteur has invited Jhody Polk, the Founder of the Jailhouse Lawyers Initiative, Viviana Patal, the Legal Director of the Women’s Justice Initiative, Senior Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and Hon. Lady Justice Wanjiru Karanja of the Kenyan Court of Appeal to provide remarks. These panelists were chosen due to their recognized leadership in the fight to extend justice to all.
NYU School of Law, D’Agostino Hall,  108 West Third Street, NYC, New York.
6:30-7PM ET Reception at NYU Law Faculty Club
7-8PM ET Panel at NYU Law Lipton Hall
This event is co-sponsored by the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and
Lawyers, the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law, the International Law Society at NYU School of Law, and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law.