International Women's Day



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  • 2022-03-08 08:30:00 2022-03-08 18:00:00 Europe/London International Women's Day PARIS, FRANCE UIA
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Seminar co-organised by the UIA Women’s Committee and the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB) on the occasion of the International Women's Day.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the UIA Women's Committee and the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB) co-organise, with the participation of the European Bars Federation (FBE), on March 8, 2022, in Paris, this one-day seminar about:
"Meeting the Challenges to Effect Real Change"

We will target, during four working sessions, the following topics:

• The prejudices and stereotypes which continue to constitute a barrier against the professional advancement of women and to maintain a discriminatory approach towards them, violating the right to equality in the world of work.

• The situation of women in areas of internal armed conflict, especially victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

• The effectiveness of existing legislation in protecting women against different forms of violence.

• The role of women leaders in strengthening the participation of women in decision-making bodies within the professional framework.

The UIA Women’s Committee will also present the Charter on Fundamental Principles of Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence.

This seminar will be held in the premises of the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB).

Mark your diaries now, save the date and make sure to register! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Paris!

For more information or if you are interested in joining the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Elisabeth ZAKHARIA SIOUFI President of the UIA Women’s Committee, Elisabeth Zakharia Sioufi, Beirut, Lebanon
    Marie-Aimée PEYRON Vice President of the Conseil national des barreaux, Past President of the Paris Bar 2018-2019, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris, France
    Florence NEPLE President of the Equality Commission of the Conseil national des barreaux, Florence Neple, Lyon, France
    Jacques TAQUET President of the European and International Affairs Commission of the Conseil national des barreaux, Paris, France
    Laurence KIFFER President of the French National Committee of the UIA, Laurence Kiffer, Paris, France


  • Conseil national des barreaux




Conseil national des barreaux (CNB)
180 Bd Haussmann
75008 Paris


  • UIA Member                                               180 € excl. VAT*
  • UIA Member – Young Lawyer (<35)**    150 € excl. VAT*
  • Non-member                                              220 € excl. VAT*
  • Non-member – Young Lawyer (<35)**  190 € excl. VAT*

* Due to the European legislation (Directive 2006-112-CE art.52-a), we have to invoice the amount including the French VAT currently at 20 %. However, you can deduct the VAT through your local fiscal administration.

** Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee.

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by March 1 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event indicating 6 hours of continuing legal education, that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working languages will be English and French with a simultaneous translation.


Each participant should make his/her own arrangements for hotel accommodation in Paris. The Conseil national des barreaux (CNB) is located in Paris in the 8th arrondissement. A few hotel suggestions nearby are:

  • PLAZA ELYSEES                         177, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris
  • ROYAL GARDEN                        218 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
  • ROYAL HOTEL                            33, Avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris
  • HOTEL NAPOLEON                   40, Avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris
  • HOTEL ROCHECHOUART         55, Blvd de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris
  • BOURGOGNE ET MONTANA   3, Rue de Bourgogne, 75007 Paris
  • PHILEAS                                      24, Rue d’Amsterdam, 75009 Paris
  • LE PLEY                                       214, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
  • LE FRIEDLAND                           177, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

In Paris, let's keep up the good work!

A health protocol will allow you to participate in the seminar in complete safety:

- UIA will ask each participant for a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR/antigen test less than 48 hours old to enter the seminar venue.

- Masks must be worn throughout the seminar area, in the session room and during the social activities.

- In the session room, UIA will enforce social distancing.

- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the room and will be available in the busy areas of the seminar.

UIA has been regularly monitoring the health situation in France. You can also find out more by visiting the Government website here.

The health of our participants remains our top priority.


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than February 8, 2022. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than February 8, 2022 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than February 8, 2022.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.

For any cancellation of onsite participation after February 8, 2022, a credit voucher or a full refund of the registration fees* will be offered in the following cases:
• if you test positive for Covid-19 less than 14 days before the Seminar (a medical certificate or a proof of positive test result will be required);
• border shutdown by French government or by your country’s government;
• if country where you live is under lockdown.

For any other reason, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
(*) If you wish, part of the amount paid for the seminar can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.

Should the onsite seminar be cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, participants will be able to request a credit voucher or a full refund of their registration fees.

If a virtual alternative is offered, part of the amount paid for the onsite seminar can be used for the virtual seminar. The remaining amount can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

Due to the European legislation (Directive 2006-112-CE art.52), the UIA has to invoice the amount including the French VAT currently at 20%. However, you can deduct the VAT through your local fiscal administration.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).



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