Online evenementen Amsterdam Pro Bono Day

Op 25 november 2020 vindt de Amsterdam Pro Bono Day plaats. Tijdens deze dag, mede georganiseerd door Pro Bono Connect, zullen vijf online evenementen te volgen zijn. Ieder evenement is opgezet door een verschillend advocatenkantoor. Dit jaar zijn de partners Stibbe, NautaDutilh, Dentons, Linklaters en De Brauw.

Amsterdam Pro Bono Day 2020 maakt onderdeel uit van de Europese Pro Bono Week, een jaarlijks concept om de pro bono cultuur onder de aandacht te brengen. Het doel is dat, door het samenbrengen van verschillende belanghebbenden (advocaten, studenten, non-profits, mensenrechtenactivisten, academici en bedrijven), gesprekken worden gestart over het overkoepelende thema van dit jaar: de rol die de pro bono cultuur kan spelen in het reageren op mondiale crises.

Voor meer informatie over (het deelnemen aan) een van de evenementen van Amsterdam Pro Bono Day, zie hieronder.


Stibbe (12.00 – 13.00)
The Wildlife Justice Commission & Stibbe: using the law to fight illegal wildlife trade
The Wildlife Justice Commission works to disrupt criminal networks that support illegal wildlife trade, deterring transnational organised wildlife crime. For example, WJC conducts intelligence-led, law enforcement-oriented investigations to tackle the supply chain of ivory, rhino horn and pangolin scales from Africa to Asia. Over the last years Stibbe has been assisting WJC on a pro bono basis. Please join our webinar to find out more about WJC’s cooperation with Stibbe.
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NautaDutilh (13.00 – 14.00)
Pro bono within NautaDutilh: the Urgenda Climate Case
The Urgenda Climate Case is the landmark decision in which the Dutch Supreme Court established that the Dutch government will have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent compared to 1990 levels, by the end of 2020, to protect the human rights of Dutch citizens from the dangers posed by climate change. It put the duty of care principle that the government has to its current and future inhabitants at the heart of the decision. NautaDutilh together with law firm Höcker represented the non-profit Urgenda on a pro bono basis.
You can sign up for the online session via this form of NautaDutilh.

Dentons (14.00 – 15.00)
Legal advocacy and the migrant crisis, a Dutch perspective
Each year, hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants flee for safety across the Mediterranean Sea. In 2015 alone, more than 1 million people claimed asylum in the European Union. Some are escaping conflict in places like Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. Others are trying to free themselves from poverty or environmental disaster, hoping for new lives and better economic opportunities. What role have lawyers played in the “European Migrant Crisis”? We will look at the important role that lawyers play at several stages of the migrant journey, from first arrival in the Mediterranean, to reunification with family members in the Netherlands, to building a new life.
Registration can be done here. For more informatie, reach out to Lamin Khadar.

Linklaters (15.00 – 16.00)
Pro bono work in times of crises: opportunities & challenges
The webinar will include an introduction by Gerard Meijer and Tom Reker concerning Linklaters Global and Amsterdam Pro Bono Work followed by a discussion concerning pro bono work in times of crises, and the opportunities and challenges that can arise from these times. The speakers are Ruth Kronenburg (Director of operations Free Press Unlimited and a member of the Advisory Board of Pro Bono Connect), Brianne Mc Gonigle (Associate Professor at the University of Utrecht specializing in human rights and global justice with a focus on victims’ rights, transitional justice, social justice, and the documentation of serious crimes and an independent member of the Advisory Board of Pro Bono Connect) and Adriano Mancinelli (the UK and Northern Europe Programme Manager at Thomson Reuters Foundation).
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De Brauw (16.00 – 17.00)
State mass surveillance: defending our privacy and human rights
The Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act 2017 (also known as “Sleepwet”) has been subject to large public scrutiny, even before it was adopted. We share the view of many NGO’s that the Act results in mass surveillance and does not pass the test of our fundamental rights since the surveillance measures infringe the right to respect for one’s private life. Please join our webinar to learn more about why our right to privacy is at stake and how public interest litigation can make a difference.
Register here.