14 Decembrie 2010
International Bar Leaders Senate - Casablanca (Morocco), April 9, 2011
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES AVOCATS
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS
UNION INTERNACIONAL DE ABOGADOS
UNIONE INTERNAZIONALE DEGLI AVVOCATI
UNIÃO INTERNACIONAL DE ADVOGADOS
Rassembler les avocats du monde ♦ Bringing Together the World's Lawyers ♦ Reunir a los abogados del mundo
Vice-Président du Sénat International des Barreaux
Vice-President of the International Bar Leaders Senate
Vicepresidente del Senado Internacional de los Colegios
24, avenue du Général de Gaulle
91450 Soisy-sur-Seine - France
Tel.: +33 1 60 75 00 78
Paris, December 13, 2010
For the attention of the collective members of the Union Internationale des Avocats (International Association of Lawyers - UIA)
RE: Meeting of the UIA International Bar leaders Senate
Casablanca (Morocco), Saturday, 9 April 2011
We are pleased to inform you of the date and discussion topic for the next meeting of the International Bar Leaders Senate, which the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) will organise on Saturday, 9 April 2011 in Casablanca (Morocco).
The topic for this meeting will be:
can this fundamental right, which must be protected, become a deceptive illusion?"
- Confidentiality, which is the foundation on which attorney-client trust is built, frequently comes under attack:
a) By the public authorities, for example, through wiretaps, searches and police records;
b) By lawyers themselves, through insidious practices, such as sub-contracting certain work or services to outside professionals (outsourcing).
- Confidentiality, which protects the right to privacy to which all citizens are entitled, is continually threatened:
a) By the public authorities, with the proliferation of security techniques such as geolocation or surveillance cameras;
b) By citizens themselves, through the widespread development and use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Are there contradictions between this demand for confidentiality and the quest to adopt a different lifestyle, as well as a new way of practising our profession?
These are the topics we invite you to consider. We will attempt to find international legal solutions in order to guarantee the right to confidentiality, as well as strengthen general trust in the information society, at a time when there is so much focus on digital memories.
Details of the venue and time for this meeting will be provided to you at a later date.
I look forward to seeing you in Casablanca.
Francis GERVAIS, Joint Secretary General of the Bar Leaders Senate
Iñigo NAGORE APARICIO, Joint Secretary General of the Bar Leaders Senate