AGL DEFENDS ARTISTS ACROSS THE WORLD
Avant-Garde Lawyers (AGL) is a global network of lawyers committed to defending artists and their right to free expression.
AGL provides high-level legal assistance to artists regarding the rights they own and enables access to justice for artists unable to afford it.
AGL’s legal services are available for individual artists as well as organizations representing artists.
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AGL & graffiti
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AGL in Singapore
November 12th 2019
AGL Director spoke at the 2019 PILnet Global Forum, the Global Network for Public Interest Law. Ms. Matei was in Singapore on 12 November alongside Sarah Belal, Kimberley Motley and Malathi Das to discuss law as a force for good.
Final ruling in the case of 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 about “agl and graffiti”
FINAL RULING IN THE CASE OF ARTIST FERHAT TEMEL
October 3rd 2019
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, a piece of legislation whichcodifies and institutionalizes flagrant restrictions on free speech, free association and creativeexpression in Cuba.
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.