Strasbourg Pre-Meeting Program

Strasbourg Hero Story

Saturday-Monday, October 15-17, 2016
Strasbourg Sofitel Grande Ile | 4 Place Saint-Pierre-Le-Jeune 67000 Strasbourg

In addition to the events in Paris, join International Section and European lawyers in beautiful Strasbourg, home to the European Court of Human Rights, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, among other international bodies. Strasbourg is less than 2 hours from Paris by train, and, in addition to the meeting, there will be numerous harvest-time social events scheduled the weekend of October 15-16.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
In Strasbourg 
2:30 p.m. Tour of Strasbourg Cathedral (optional)
3:30 p.m. Walking tour of Petite France and river boat tour (optional)
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Meiselocker Restaurant

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Social events in Strasbourg region
9:30 a.m. Bus to Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, with tour and lunch
2:00 p.m. Bus to Winery – Domaine Dopff Au Moulin, Riquewhir (about 40 minutes)
4:30 p.m. Bus from winery to Colmar
5:00 p.m. Arrive Colmar, walking tour of the old city and Bartholdi Museum
7:00 p.m. Dinner at L'Auberge-Brasserie
9:00 p.m. Bus return to Strasbourg

Monday, October 17, 2016
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks by Neil Quartaro, Chair, NYSBA International Section and Pascal Créhange, Bâtonnier of the Strasbourg Bar Association
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. “Emergency” restrictions to rights: Differing approaches to human rights in times of strife in the EU and US
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Brexit: Challenges and Opportunity in an Unexpected Departure
12:30 p.m. Bus to lunch
12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch – Strasbourg Sofitel Grande Ile
2:15 p.m. Bus to ECHR
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Tour ECHR
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Plenary Panel at European Court of Human Rights
4:30 Closing remarks
4:45 p.m. Bus to Hotel
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and dinner at Maison Kamerzel

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