Cuba: Congress Advocacy 2016 Attracts over 800 Delegates

Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 800 Cuban and foreign lawyers have today began the debate sessions of the International Advocacy Congress 2016, which is focused on law with regards to the the updating of the Cuban economic model.

At the beginning of the day, the National Organization of Collective Law Offices (ONBC), the coordinator of the event, invited all the delegates to share experiences in order to increase their academic and professional training.

According to the president of the ONBC, Ariel Mantecon, the event is a space for dialogue on the preservation of social gains achieved in Cuba and for assessing the role of lawyers and the judicial authorities.

Other courses and seminars will take place as part of the event, as well as academic discussion on issues such as the trade and labor laws.

The congress will end on Friday and also includes activities such as the visit to a penitentiary center and attending an trial.

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