"Law versus Power" – Book Talk by Wolfgang Kaleck

book presentation

06.02.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Oranienplatz 2, 10999 Berlin

Cover: Law versus Power


Musical performance by Syrian artists Abdallah Rahhal, Wassim Mukdad and Salam Alhasan

On the occasion of the launch of his new book Law versus Power, internationally renowned lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck will discuss – with Nadja Vancauwenberghe, publisher and editor in chief of Exberliner – today's challenges and opportunities in the struggle for human rights.

Kaleck, founder and General Secretary of ECCHR and lawyer for Edward Snowden, is a distinguished human rights activist. For more than two decades, he has travelled the world to fight alongside those suffering injustice at the hands of powerful perpetrators who, too often, enjoy impunity.

By recounting in Law versus Power his involvement in numerous human rights cases, Kaleck gives full voice to those he is representing, emphasizing the courage and persistence they bring to the global fight for justice. Edward Snowden contributed the foreword to this striking overview of the struggle for human rights over the past 30 years.

Syrian musician Abdahllah Rahhal is an international artists whose work aims to highlight humanity in every moment of life. Through his various musical projects he seeks to express this view. On this evening he will be supported by Wassim Mukdad on the oud and by percussionist Salam Alhasan.

The event will be held in English and can be followed via livestream. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Admission to the event is free of charge.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event and kindly ask you to register until 4 February 2019. (Please, note that no confirmation will be sent).

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