NEW YORK - Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark said Tuesday that he will go to Pakistan to participate in the lawyers' movement for the reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry because he felt "a personal need and obligation to do what [he] can." Clark, a well-known international figure, was speaking at an event organized to honour his dedication to civil liberties and human rights throughout the world by the Pakistan American Democracy Forum in a New York City hotel. The former Attorney general said that he was inspired by the lawyers movement and would like to become a part of the movement to restore independent judiciary and rule on law in Pakistan. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was present at the event along with two prominent Pakistani lawyers -- Aitzaz Ahsan and Athar Minullah. Clark has been awarded 2008 United Nations Human Rights Award along with Benazir Bhutto, the slain daughter of former Pakistani prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Clark went to Pakistan in 1978 to defend Bhutto when the Supreme Court was hearing an appeal against the former premier's conviction on alleged murder charges, but was not allowed to appear in the court. He subsequently denounced Bhutto's trial, saying the Pakistani leader was a victim of a CIA conspiracy. On Tuesday, Clark called Bhutto's hanging by Gen. Zia-ul Haq's regime in 1979 a political murder as he did not get a fair trial. Paying tributes to the Justice Chaudhry, Clark said he was a hero and a man "who has inspired judges and lawyers all over the world," adding that judges and lawyers do not often become heroes. Calling Justice Chaudhry his second inspiration in life, the first being Thurgood Marshall who fought Brown vs. Board of Education to end segregation in US schools, he said that he was "the greatest inspiration the world has seen in a while." Commenting on the lack of independent judiciary in Pakistan he said that Pakistan was "too big, too central, too important," and that if violence prevailed there, the whole area will be affected. The former president of the Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association, Aitzaz Ahsan, handed Clark a plaque -- Faiz Ahmed Faiz Peace award -- on behalf of PADF and regretted the absence of Pakistan's ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani from the events honouring Justice Chaudhry. Justice Chaudhry, who was preparing to depart from New York this evening after a week-long visit to the United States, was awarded the honorary membership of the New York City Bar, the biggest in the world, and the Medal of Freedom from Harvard. Ahsan said the honour done to Justice Chaudhry by the American legal community and universities had inmproved Pakistan's image. Justice Chaudhry did not speak at the event. Later, he attended another event organized in his honour by the Pakistan League of USA in New Jersey where he received a plaque and had dinner with members of the Pakistani community.