The ‘Art’ of Defending Artists - Online course by Avant-Garde Lawyers

Avant-Garde Lawyers (AGL) is launching “The ‘Art’ of Defending Artists”, an online course for capacity building in the domain of artistic freedom. The course will train human rights and cultural rights defenders including lawyers, CSO professionals, advocates, socially engaged artists and students to equip them with the knowledge, skills and tools to competently engage with international and regional mechanisms in order to defend artists.

The course is taught in the form of 4 modules, with each module comprising several sessions. Each module corresponds to a particular international or regional mechanism (African System, European System, Inter-American system and United Nations) which plays a significant role in the realisation of rights and liberties of artists across the world.

The online sessions will be led by international experts with significant practical experience of working within the international and regional mechanisms and include senior staff from regional courts, senior staff from the UN as well as independent experts. The sessions will take place on zoom, and it is recommended that participants have access to a high speed internet connection.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Navigate international mechanisms and regional bodies and design litigation strategies for artists at risk.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of procedural specificities of international mechanisms and regional bodies.
  • Use legal and advocacy-based tools to successfully defend artists in situations of increased vulnerability.

To learn more about the course, please visit the website.

The deadline to apply is 25 September 2022 at 17:00 CET.

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