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Media relations for lawyers involved in international human rights matters

10 Dec 2021 1500 - 1600 GMT

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A webinar presented by the IBA Human Rights Law Committee

There are misconceptions among lawyers involved in international human rights matters that all media attention is either always good or always bad. The nuances of working with the media are often lost. Lawyers who represent individuals may miss the point that media attention may put their client, their client's family or others at risk. Corporate lawyers may miss opportunities to help their clients by avoiding all media contact.

This session will explore how lawyers who are involved in international human rights matters for all types of clients can interact with the media to further their cause, or avoid damaging it. The panel will discuss where the media can be helpful or hurtful in such matters.


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Certificates of attendance for this webinar are only available to IBA members. IBA members who have attended the live broadcast for more than 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times will be sent a certificate to the email address provided at the time of registration. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration. If you have any queries relating to your Certificate of Attendance, please email

Thomas Wilson

Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas, USA; Website Officer, Human Rights Law Committee

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Caoilfhionn Gallagher

Doughty Street Chambers, London, England

Dana Green

The New York Times Company, New York, New York, USA; Senior Vice Chair, Media Law Committee

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Ian Pannell

ABC News, England

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Angelita Baeyens

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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