Discover our upcoming events and latest news:
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
- AGL IN SINGAPORE
Planned on 12th of November 2019
AGL Director speaks at the 2019 PILnet Global Forum, the Global Network for Public Interest Law. Ms. Matei will be in Singapore on 12 November alongside Sarah Belal, Kimberley Motley and Malathi Das to discuss law as a force for good. Read more about the event here
- AGL IN VENICE
- AGL AT THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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. If you would like Avant-Garde Lawyers to design and deliver an audience-specific course on freedom of artistic expression, please get in touch with Andra at email@example.com.
— LATEST NEWS —
- AGL IN CUBA
4 March 2019
ART UNDER PRESSURE: DECREE 349 RESTRICTS CREATIVE FREEDOM IN CUBA
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.
- AGL AT THE UNITED NATIONS
1 March 2019
Joint Statement at the Human Rights Council’s 40th session in Geneva
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.
- AGL IN SOUTH KOREA
28 Oct 2019
Final ruling in the case of Korean graffiti artist, Taeyoung Jeong.
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 this case in the Korea News (in Korean)