IADL organised on April 19, 2008 a successful seminar on the Cuban Five in Paris on the theme: Human Rights, Law and the Miami Five.

Speakers at the seminar were a.o. Leonard Weinglass lawyer of Antonio Guerrero, Magali LLORT, mother of Fernando Gonzàlez, one of the five, Maurice Lemoine, chief editor of Le Monde Diplomatique , Roberto GONZALEZ SEHWERERT, Cuban lawyer and brother of René González, Nuri Albala, Bill Bowring and Fabio Marcelli of IADL and many others

120 participants discussed the following topics:

The detention conditions
The violations of the rights of defence
The violations of right to a fair trial
The violation of the right to a speedy trial

The seminar was organised in collaboration with several other organisations such
Association Américaine de Juristes (AAJ)
Association Européenne de Juristes pour la Démocratie et les droits de l’homme dans le Monde (ELDH)
Association des Juristes Démocrates Italiens
ATTAC France
Avocats Européens Démocrates (AED)
Centre Europe Tiers Monde (CETIM)
Droit Solidarité (France)
France-Amérique Latine
France-Cuba
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers (UK)
Ligue Internationale pour les Droits et la Libération des Peuples
Ligue pour la Justice et les Droits de l’Homme (Mali)
Progress Lawyers Network (Belgique)
Racines Cubaines
Syndicat des Avocats de France (SAF)

You can download the complete report of the interventions (some in French, others in Spanish or English) here below.

Paris April 2008 Cuban Five