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Event dates: 07.10.17 09:00 to 08.10.17 17:30 | Location: Naples

First Conference of Mediterranean Lawyers

The role of lawyers in the Mediterranean area for self-determination, Rule of law, protection of human rights and democracy - Naples, 7-8 October 2017

Saturday 7th Ocotber 2017, : 9.00 opening Asilo Filangieri

Welcoming greetings

  • Luigi De Magistris, Mayor of Naples and former Prosecutor
  • Francesco Caia, President of the Commissions for Human Rights and for the relationship with Mediterranean Countries of the National Bar Association of Italy
  • Cristina Ornano, Secretary of AREA (Judges’ and prosecutors ‘association)
  • Roberto Lamacchia, President of Italian Democratic lawyers
  • Thomas Schmidt, Secretary of ELDH
  • Roland Weyl, Founder and Vice-President of IADL
  • Francesco Martone, Italian NGOs Network “In defense of’
  • Eleonora Forenza, Member of European Parliament, GUE
  • Paloma Lopez, Member of European Parliament, GUE
  • Stefano Maruca, FIOM (Metalworkers Trade Union)
  • Fabio Marcelli, Short introduction on the intents of the Conference

Following:

11.00
– Focus on migration/immigration (supervised by ASGI)

Entitlement and effectiveness of rights of migrants and asylum seekers: the hotspot model as pilot experiment for the elaboration of EU policies for border control.

Coordinates: Avv. Margherita D'Andrea

Presentations: Avv. Salvatore Fachile; Avv. Antonello Ciervo; Natasha Dailiani, Lesvos Legal Centre operator

Intervene: Avv. Elena Coccia, lawyer and counsellor in Naples City Council; Dott.ssa Adele Del Guercio, IUO Naples University;

Debate

13.30 Lunch break

15.00
– Focus Europe and fundamental rights and freedoms/social conflicts

Genova 2001 – Hamburg 2017: Conflict and repression in the European fortress

Coordinates: Avv. Danilo Risi

Intervene: Eleonora Forenza – MEP, Italo Di Sabato – Observatory against Repression; Roberto Lamacchia – lawyer in Torino; Alfonso De Vivo – Network against Minniti Law; Saverio Mascolo - ex-OPG "Je so' pazzo"; Luca Recano - Massa Critica; Domenico Ciruzzi - avocat à Naples; Liana Nesta - Legal team Italie/Europe; Giuseppe Micciarelli – Université de Salerno; Stella Arena – lawyer in Naples; Valentina Tondi – lawyer in Naples; Cesare Antetomaso – lawyer in Rome; Dario Rossi – lawyer in Genova
 

17.30 – Focus Turkey

Rule of law under the State of Emergency in Turkey: cancellation of fundamental freedoms and crimes against humanity

Coordinates: Avv. Barbara Spinelli, ELDH

Rapporteurs: Av. Serife Ceren Uysal - CHD, Av. Fatma Ozdemir – OHD,  Av. Mazlum Dinc – lawyer of Ocalan, Av.Midia Abdamâ - Rojava, Prof. Lauso Zagato – Venice University, Prof. Pasquale De Sena – Catholic Milano University.

Interventions: Avv. Roberto Giovene di Girasole – Commissions for Human Rights and for the relationship with Mediterranean Countries of the National Bar Association of Italy, Avv. Dora Rizzardo – Italian Democratic Lawyers, Avv. Simonetta Crisci- European Democratic Lawyers, Avv. Nicola Canestrini – Camere Penali Endangered Lawyers, Dott. Alfredo Guardiano – Area, Judges Association, Dott.ssa Meric Akay – in representation of the UN Judge Aydin Sefa Akay

19.30 Chiusura

19.30 – End of the sessions
 

21.30 Mediterranean Concert by Massimo Ferrante and Performance by Marie-Therese Sitzia
  

Sunday 8th of October – Sala del Capitolo, Complesso San Domenico Maggiore

9.30: “Mediterranean: self-determination, democracy, human rights”

Interventions
:

  • Palestine (Wael Abunemeh)
  • Western Sahara (Elhassan Salek Abba)
  • Turkey (Fatma Ozdemir, Serife Ceren Uysal, Umit Dede, Mazlum Dinc)
  • Rojava (Midia Abdamâ, Mohammed Abdulkade)
  • Egypt (Mohamed Azab, Mohamed Eissa)
  • Tunisia (Sabiha Salah, Abdelaziz Essid)
  • Algeria (Yasmine Bennamani; Ghania Nechar, Mohamed Bentoumi)
  • Syria (Elias Khouri)
  • Lebanon (Hassan Jouni, Souheil El Natour)
  • Irak (Hussain Shaban)
  • Catalunya (Mercè Barcelò Serramalena)
  • Spain (Elena Vazquez, Juan Moreno)
  • Grece (Dora Petsidis)
  • France (Roland Weyl)

  13.00 – Lunch break 15.00 – Final discussion and adoption of the Declaration of Mediterranean Lawyers – Charter of Naples 17.30 – End of sessions Naples Bar Association gives 4 credits to all lawyers participating in the Conference   For informations and registration: giuristimediterraneinapoli@gmail.com

The invitation with the programme in English (PDF file download)

The invitation with the programme in Italian (PDF file download)


For communications contact fabio.marcelli@isgi.cnr.it

Promoters: Associazione Nazionale Giuristi Democratici - Italy; European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH); European United Left/Nordic Green Left – European Parliamentary Group GUE/NGL;
Partners and patronages: Associazione Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (Association on Juridical Studies on Immigration); National Bar Association; Municipality of Naples, Metropolitan Municipality of Naples; GUE; Italian NGOs Network “In defense of’.