Fri Jun 27, 2008 by Anil Kalhan
NYC EVENT: Aitzaz Ahsan at NYC Bar, Tue Jul 1, 2008 @ 9:00am
AITZAZ AHSAN, LEADER OF PAKISTAN’S “LAWYERS’ MOVEMENT,” TO SPEAK AT NEW YORK CITY BAR
New York, NY, June 27, 2008 — Aitzaz Ahsan, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and the leader of the “Lawyers’ Movement” in that country, will speak at the New York City Bar on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Ahsan will discuss the latest developments regarding the legal system and judicial independence in Pakistan.
Last November, members of the New York City Bar, along with the New York State Bar, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and other organizations, rallied in support of the lawyers and judges affected by the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan and the deposing of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Mr. Ahsan will provide an update on efforts to achieve, as he phrased it in a recent article in Newsweek, “Justice for our Justice,” and the reinstatement of other members of the judiciary.
“We have been very supportive of the efforts of Pakistan’s legal community to promote judicial independence and the rule of law, and are delighted that Mr. Ahsan is here to inform the New York City Bar of the progress on those fronts,” said Patricia M. Hynes, President of the New York City Bar.
Aitzaz Ahsan, President of Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association and “Lawyers’ Movement” leader
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 9:00am
New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street
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