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Event date: 22/05/2017
The EU-Central Asia Rule of Law Platform will hold a round-table on the Attorney-Client Privilege at the Training Center of the Almaty City Bar, on 22 May 2017.
The round-table will provide exposure to best European practices in the area of defense rights and to propose recommendations for guaranteeing the independence of lawyers and the effective defense of their clients, contributing to strengthening rule of law in Kazakhstan. It will aim at strengthening the protection of attorneys in the implementation of their activities, securing their professional status and the confidentiality of their communication with clients, including in places of confinement, guaranteeing the attorney-client privilege. 
Experts from Ireland, France, Germany and Kazakhstan will engage in a dialogue and will exchange information on the laws and practices of their countries, with emphasis of relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
Co-chaired by Mr Daniyar Kanafin and Ms Laurence Kiffer, Board Members of the Almaty and Paris Bars, the round-table will pursue the cooperation between the Almaty and Paris Bars initiated with the signing of a Partnership Agreement in October 2014, under the auspices of the Rule of law Platform. 
Approximately fifty lawyers are expected to take part to this event.