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Wednesday, March 30 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Bring back the lawyers!

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When advocacy effort have not been sufficient to ensure the protection of human rights, litigation is another useful resource available in the activist toolkit to solve violations. From the European Court of Human Rights to the US Supreme Court, the American Court of Human Rights to the Court of Justice of the European Union or the Indian Supreme Court, judges have become the first allies to human rights defenders.

This session will examine the role of litigation in the protection of human rights, reflect on past experience to improve defence of cases and develop innovative ideas for future ones.

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Apar Gupta

Advocate, Law Chambers of Apar Gupta
I am a litigator practising before the high courts and the Supreme Court of India. My practice areas include technology, media and civil liberties. My representations are both for the private sector as well as for non-profits and civil society organisations. | | I have been part of the following cases : | 1. Section 66A / Intermediary Liability / Website Blocking (Supreme Court) | 2. Internet curfews and shutdowns (Supreme Court... Read More →
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Nani Jansen

Legal Director, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Nani Jansen is the Legal Director of the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI). She is a recognised international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for groundbreaking freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions. Since 2011, she has overseen MLDI’s litigation globally, leading or advising on cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights... Read More →
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Max Schrems

Max Schrems, Lawyer, Author and founder of europe-v-facebook.org. Max has studied law in Vienna and California. Since 2011 he has worked on the enforcement of EU data protection law in various ways, including procedures before different data protection authorities and a class action with more than 25.000 members which is currently pending at the Austrian Supreme Court. He has succeeded in his challenge against the “Safe Harbor” system at... Read More →

Wednesday March 30, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Lab

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