Freedom of Expression Law Clinic - closing session on Thursday, 11 December 2014

Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, Trg maršala Tita 14,

Faculty Hall, 2nd floor, Thursday, 11 December 2014, 11:15 - 12:45

We invite you to the closing session of Freedom of Expression Law Clinic for academic year 2014/2015. This Law Clinic is a a result of the cooperation between Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, Programme in Comparateive Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford,  Media Legal Defence Initiative (London) and Garden Court Chambers (London). During the course of the Clinic students have prepared a petition to be submitted to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of the journalist whose roght to freedom of expression has been violated.

 


11:15-11:20

Welcome note - Prof. Dr. Hrvoje Sikirić, dean of the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb
 

11:20-11:40

Presentation of Freedom of Expression Law Clinic
Smita Shah, Garden Court Chambers, London
Nani Jansen, Media Legal Defence Initiative, London
Dr. Paolo Cavaliere, University of Oxford
 

11:40-12:20

Keynote speaker - Dr. Jasna Omejec, president of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia
"Every day is Human Rights Day. On Human Rights Day we speak out!"

(delivered in Croatian)

 

12:20-12:40

Students' experiences


12:40-12:45

Certification and graduation

 

You are invited to join us on a lecture "International and national perspective on legal aid" delivered by Prof. Dr. Alan Uzelac, Head of the Law Clinic of the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb from 10:00 to 11:00. The lecture is a class unit of the course but is opened to public.

 
 
 
 
About the FOE Law Clinic
 
Freedom of Expression Law Clinic is a project initiated by the University of Oxford, Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) and Smita Shah, Garden Court Chambers to be implemented at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb as a partner institution.
 
The Clinic, as a new form of practical training to be taught at the Faculty of Law University of  Zagreb, is aimed at students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience  in media law and human rights law. It offers students, in a supervised setting, a valuable opportunity for experiential learning through a skills based approach, the melding of understanding the content of rules and application through legal processes, to debate issues of professional conduct and ethics while offering legal assistance to journalists who have had their right to freedom of expression violated.
 
The Clinic starts on Thursday, 2 October 2014 and last during the course of the winter semester of the academic year 2014/2015. The closing session of the Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, 11 December 2014.

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