The Political Lawyer

The Political Lawyer

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 19th Oct 2020

 Free

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Traditionally a lawyer’s own views and political affiliation are irrelevant to the pursuit of the legal process. 

This lecture will examine – and celebrate – the work of lawyers who have crossed the usual lines and worked for political change. It will look at the life of South African advocate Bram Fischer, who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial, and was himself prosecuted for sabotage and sentenced to life in prison. 

It will consider modern examples of lawyers paying a heavy price for political engagement, as well as the ethical issues which are engaged – how far can a lawyer go?


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This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 19th Oct 2020

 Free

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2020-10-19 2020-10-19 Europe/London The Political Lawyer This lecture will examine – and celebrate – the work of lawyers who have crossed the usual lines and worked for political change. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/19/the-political-lawyer-234196 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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