NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    4-5 June 2020

    Join Avant Garde Lawyers, Artist at Risk Connection (ARC) of PEN America, and Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression for the first Art Law Forum taking place on the 4 and 5 June 2020, in Venice, Italy.

  • 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 andra.matei@avantgardelawyers.org.

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 “AGL and graffiti”.

    > Read about this case in the Korea News (in Korean)

    > Read about this case in the Korea Times