Tarn-et-Garonne. For their commitment to lawyers without borders, Mes Rossi and Villageon decorated with the National Order of Merit

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At the Montauban courthouse, Mes Isabelle Schoenacker – Rossi and Amélie Villageon were decorated with the National Order of Merit (ONM) on November 26. An honorary distinction due to their longstanding commitment to the association Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF).

The Salle des Pas Perdus of the Montauban Judicial Court (TJ) exceptionally had a festive flavor, this Friday evening, November 26, on the occasion of a decoration presentation to two Tarn-et-Garonne lawyers: My Isabelle Schoenacker – Rossi and Amelie Villageon.
In front of 130 guests including many colleagues from the bar of Tarn-et-Garonne, the prosecutor Laurent Czernik, the president of the TJ Sylvaine Reis and the tutelary figure of the former president of the Bar Pujol, he is the founding president of the association avocats sans Frontières (ASF), Me François Cantier who inducted the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit the two lawyers from Montalban.

My Isabelle Rossi (left) and Amélie Villageon with their respective decorations
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With LGBTI people from Cameroon or Turkish lawyers

An honorary title due to their active commitment for years in the ranks of ASF. “Missions in Cameroon alongside people who are victims of discrimination because of their sexual orientation, and in Côte d’Ivoire with human rights defenders persecuted for their commitment”, recalls Me Cantier where the two lawyers work in pairs. . Me Amélie Villageon also goes “to Cambodia in a project intended to defend women victims of violence and to Istanbul in support of our Turkish colleagues subjected to relentless repression”. An involvement of the two lawyers in the defense of rights unanimously welcomed by their peers.

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