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STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TO ADDRESSINTERNATIONAL LAWYERS GROUP IN SAN FRANCISCO

 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- John Shattuck, assistant secretary of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the 27th Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., in Davies Symphony Hall.
 The Union Internationale des Avocats will meet in San Francisco, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. All sessions other than the opening ceremony will be held in the San Francisco Hilton Hotel.
 Shattuck, a long-time human rights advocate, was vice president of Harvard University before being appointed to his present position in June. He also is a former executive director of the Washington, D.C., office of the American Civil Liberties Union. He has won many prestigious awards for his contributions to civil liberties and human rights.
 The Union Internationale des Avocats is the world's oldest international lawyers association. Attorneys from more than 100 countries are members and work together to protect and defend freedom and human rights.
 The main theme of sessions on Monday, Aug. 30, will be "The Burgeoning High-Tech Practice: Present and Future." On Tuesday, Aug. 31, it will be "The Worldwide Resurgence of Human Rights Abuses: The Bar Must Meet the Challenge." On Wednesday, the theme will be "Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Global View." R. William Ide III, president of the American Bar Association, will address the Congress lunch at 12:15 p.m. on that day.
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 /CONTACT: Kerry Efigenio, 415-677-7210, or Dianne Banis, 312-988-6129, both of the American Bar Association/


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