Roundtable: Asylum procedure for lawyers at risk

Roundtable: Asylum procedure for lawyers at risk

The Observatory and the Fundación Abogacía Española invite you to their round table on the asylum procedure for lawyers in danger.

The International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (IOLD) and the “Fundación Abogacía Española” have identified the need and interest to deepen and provide knowledge on the particularities of the asylum procedure when the applicant is a lawyer in danger. Indeed, the exercise of the legal profession in certain countries and contexts is a high-risk activity, which sometimes leads to the forced exile of these professionals. The aim of this meeting is to present the current legal framework of the asylum procedure in Spain, reflecting on the possibility and necessity of arguing the condition of a lawyer in danger as an asylum seeker. To do this, we will have recourse to experts in the field, as well as the testimony of a Nicaraguan lawyer in exile and seeking asylum in Spain.

The event will take place in Madrid in the Assembly Hall of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers on 24 February 2022 at 16:30.

The event will be broadcast live on the internet. Please register at the following link to access the event online: REGISTER

Link to the programme.

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