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MUSTAFA GAMAL RELEASED FROM CUSTODY
June 1st 2020
Mustafa Gamal will be tried in liberty. M. Gamal received the decision to be released from custody this morning, days after we wrote a letter to President El-Sisi asking for his release because of the expiry of the 2-year time limit of his pre-trial detention. THIS was the reason given for his release! Read about why he was arrested here.
AGL WORK FEATURED IN UN REPORT
January 2Oth 2020
AGL’s work recognized in the latest report of the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. “All such efforts are essential and should be supported and magnified by other human rights groups.” AGL acknowledges and fully supports the work of the Special Rapporteur to raise the profile of cultural rights defenders (CRDs) and give their work greater visibility.
Final ruling in the case of Taeyong Jeong
October 28th 2019
AGL’s defense team succeeds in averting a prison sentence of one year for the Korean graffiti artist, Taeyong 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 international human rights law.
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 creative expression 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 made a joint statement during the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights during calling for the adoption of a UN 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.
WE ARE INCREDIBLY PROUD TO HAVE UNITED NATIONS'S SUPPORT
“The work of organizations like Avant-Garde Lawyers must continue and increase… All such efforts are essential and should be supported and magnified by other human rights groups.”
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights