CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator, Nina Ognianova, will join other panelists to speak on Turkey. 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.
Nina Ognianova, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
Asli Igsiz, 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
International Human Rights Law Committee, Anil Kalhan, Chair
WHAT: Human Rights in Turkey After the Attempted Coup
WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
WHERE: New York City Bar at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036