A View from the International Association of People’s Lawyers*
Presented by Gill H. Boehringer
09 January 2016
I feel privileged to be here today amongst such a distinguished and, I must say, formidable line-up of speakers and conference participants.
And I would like to congratulate our hosts for their splendid work in organizing this historic event and, of course, their hard work and commitment in supporting the Chinese human rights lawyers.
I also wish to pay my respects to our friends and colleagues from Hong Kong for the singular and inspiring work they have been doing for the defence of the Chinese lawyers, but also in providing the rest of the world with so much, and so immediate, information that has allowed the international community to push back against the government in China.