Members of Chambers at the United Nations General Assembly

Barristers Can Yeginsu and Jonathan Worboys attended the UN General Assembly in New York last week.

Can Yeginsu was in New York to participate at an event hosted by the United Kingdom at the UN General Assembly, on the topic of protecting media freedom around the world. Can attended the event together with Amal Clooney (UK Special Envoy on Media Freedom) and Irwin Cotler (Former Attorney General of Canada) in their capacities as members of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, an independent body of experts which is examining legal and policy initiatives that states can adopt to protect and promote media freedom.

This term Can Yeginsu has been teaching international human rights law at Columbia Law School where he was recently appointed Senior Fellow at the law school’s Human Rights Institute. He continues to teach international investment law and arbitration at Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington D.C. where he is Adjunct Professor of Law.

Jonathan Worboys was at the United Nations in the context of his continued representation of Marsha Lazareva, the Russian-born businesswoman who has been detained in Kuwait. Jonathan is part of an international counsel team, working with Cherie Blair CBE, QC of Omnia Strategy, barrister Jennifer Robinson, and the international law firm Crowell & Moring in Washington D.C.

Jonathan is a Visiting Lecturer in public international law at King’s College London. He is a former Assistant Legal Adviser at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and a leading expert in the peaceful resolution of major international and non-international armed conflicts.