PANEL: Human Rights in Turkey After the Attempted Coup (New York City Bar Ass’n, Mon Sep 26, 2016, 6:00pm)

UntitledHuman Rights in Turkey After the Attempted Coup

Monday, September 26, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44 Street, New York, NY 10036

Program Fee: Free

Description:
Experts on human rights in Turkey, including those who have recently visited, will describe the human rights situation in the country. They will discuss recent history, the coup attempt in July, and developments since the coup as they relate to human rights for migrants and refugees, journalists, political parties, minorities, scholars and academics, and other targeted groups. They will also discuss the government’s use of the justice system as a tool of repression. The speakers will offer thoughts on possible future developments in Turkey, and note opportunities for involvement and advocacy by lawyers, lawyers’ organizations, and other representatives from the United States, in support of greater human rights in Turkey.

Panelists:
Nina Ognianova, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists (@kremlinologist1)
Aslı Iğsız, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
Steven Cook, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (@stevenacook)

Sponsored By:

International Human Rights Law Committee, Anil Kalhan, Chair

Related:
Letter from John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar Association, to H. E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey (Sep. 16, 2016)