Bill Meyer Signs Letter to UN Secretary-General In Support Of Syrian Lawyers

HBC Attorney Bill Meyer, as Chair of the International Legal Assistance Consortium, spoke along with fourteen of the world's major international organizations representing the legal profession in a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, in support of the lawyers of Syria who have reportedly been harassed, imprisoned and abused for participating in peaceful dissent or representing Syrian citizens involved in protests.

The letter is intended to send a powerful message that there is cohesive international support for those peacefully working for reform in Syria, and that Syrian legal professionals who are silent or who support regime policies are on the wrong side of history.

An Internation Bar Association press release describing the letter is available here, and the full text of the letter may be dowloaded here.