Michael Polak Chairs Panel on Freedom of Expression at Commonwealth Law Conference in Goa, India

Church Court Chambers barrister Michael Polak chaired a panel on ‘Freedom of Expression and the Right to Peaceful Protest’ at the 23rd Commonwealth Lawyers Conference which was held in Goa, India between 5-9 March 2023.  The conference brings lawyers together from across the Commonwealth to discuss contemporary legal and political issues.  Michael, who has experience in high-profile international  freedom of expression cases, (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/17/greek-court-acquits-activists-banner-acropolis-china-protest-landmark-decision; https://hornobserver.com/articles/1791/Somali-Journalist-Syndicate-Secretary-General-Abdalle-Mumin-Detained-for-Press-Freedom-Work-Submission-to-UN-Working-Group-on-Arbitrary-Detention-Made-Today; https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/charges-dropped-against-brit-expat-arrested-for-calling-mayor-useless)  chaired a panel of Mr Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, chair of the Nigerian Bar, distinguished Jamaican advocate Caroline Hay, and Malaysian Constitutional law expert Steven Thiru.  

Michael is available for instruction in international law matters by contacting Church Court Chambers clerking team by phone on  020 7936 3637 or by email clerks@churchcourtchambers.co.uk

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