The Regional Human Rights Courts: Convergence, Divergences and Challenges


from March 27 to March 28, 2020

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  • 2020-03-27 08:30:00 2020-03-28 18:00:00 Europe/London The Regional Human Rights Courts: Convergence, Divergences and Challenges PARIS, FRANCE UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA in collaboration with the Paris Bar Human Rights Institute

This seminar will provide participants with a comprehensive view of the procedures applicable to the three courts: the European Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

The guaranteed rights in each of the regional systems will also be analysed. Specific themes will be the subject of a cross-sectional study in order to compare the approaches reserved by each court regarding current issues. The presentations and analyses of the judges and members of the three jurisdictions will be compared to those of the practicing lawyers and academics.

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


  • La Maison du Barreau



Download the seminar preliminary programme and the registration form


La Maison du Barreau
2 rue de Harlay, 75001 Paris



On or before February 27: € 345* excl. VAT / € 414 VAT incl.
From February 28 : € 395* excl. VAT / € 474 VAT incl.


On or before February 27: € 295* excl. VAT / € 354 VAT incl.
From February 28 : € 345* excl. VAT / € 414 VAT incl.


On or before February 27: € 395* excl. VAT / € 474 VAT incl.
From February 28 : € 445* excl. VAT / € 534 VAT incl.


On or before February 27: € 345* excl. VAT / € 414 VAT incl.
From February 28 : € 395* excl. VAT / € 474 VAT incl.


€ 50 excl. VAT / € 60 VAT incl.

The special registration for students does not provide access to the lunch – an additional cost of € 35 HT / € 42 TTC is applied for student who wants to attend the lunch.

* 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

*** This registration is reserved for students under 30 years old and does not provide access to the lunch. Please send a copy of your student card to benefit from the special rate.


Every participant attending the Forum will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event 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 language will be English and French with simultaneous translation.


Each participant should make his/her own arrangements for hotel accommodation in Paris. La Maison du Barreau is located in Paris in the 1st arrondissement. A few hotel suggestions nearby are:

Hôtel Le Regent Paris (3*)at 550m
Grand Hôtel Dechampaigne (3*)at 650m
Le Relais du Louvre (4*) at 500m
Les Rives de Notre-Dame (4*)at 550m
Royal Saint Michel (4*) at 550m
Relais Hôtel du Vieux Paris (4*) at 600m
Holiday Inn - Paris Notre-Dame (4*)at 650m
L'Empire Paris (4*) at 650m
Novotel Paris les Halles (4*) at 850m
Relais Christine (5*) - at 500m


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 27, 2020. 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 27, 2020 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than February 27, 2020.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 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.


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.

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).

The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats), with its registered office at 20 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018. Your data will be managed by UIA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:

• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
• In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.

To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.

Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.

You may object to any processing of your data undertaken by us for the purposes of our legitimate interests. If you wish for more information, or to lodge a complaint, please contact CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).

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