AGL DEFENDS ARTISTS ACROSS THE WORLD
Avant-Garde Lawyers (AGL) is a global network of specialized lawyers committed to defending artists and their right to free expression.
We provide high-level legal assistance to artists regarding the rights they own and access to justice to artists unable to afford it.
Our legal services are available for individual artists as well as organizations representing artists.
ARE yOU AN ARTIST tHAT NEEDS LEGAL HELP?
ARE YOU A LAWYER INTERESTED IN HELPING THE ARTISTIC COMMUNITY?
WHAT WE DO
Featured case studies
AGL & graffiti
Our network of lawyers
AGL in Singapore
coming in November 2019
AGL at the European Court for Human Rights
coming in March 2020
In March 2020, AGL delivers the next series of workshops for the lawyers of the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. The course explores the question of legal-moral constraints on the free speech of artists. Read what former participants say here.
Final ruling in the case of Korean graffiti artist Taeyoung Jeong
October 28th 2019.
AGL’s defense team succeeded to avert a prison sentence of one year for the Korean graffiti
artist, Taeyoung Jeong! AGL argued for the first time in a court of law that graffiti is a form of social and political commentary deserving of protection under Korean constitutional law, and international human rights law. Read more about Taeyoung’s case. Read about “agl and graffiti”
Art under pressure: decree 349 restricts creative freedom in cuba
March 4th 2019.
AGL Director co-authors white paper on Cuba’s recent Decree 349. If you’d like to know how this piece of legislation codifies and institutionalizes flagrant restrictions on free speech, free association and creative expression in Cuba read the white paper here.
Joint Statement at the Human Rights Council's 40th session in Geneva
March 1st 2019.
Avant-Garde Lawyers, Artists at Risk Connection and Freemuse call for the adoption by the Human Rights Council of a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Artists. The joint statement was made during the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights during, Karima Bennoune. Read the statement here.