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Event dates: 07.09.18 09:00 to 09.09.18 00:00 | Location: Istanbul

International Conference on Law, State of Emergency and Judicial System in Turkey-2

LOCATION: Istanbul Barosu Konferans Salonu (Istanbul Bar Association) İstiklal Caddesi Orhan Adli Apaydın Sokak Taksim / İSTANBUL 7 - 9 September 2018   organised by: the Bar Associations in Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, Diyarbakır, Şırnak supported by: the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Huma Rights (ELDH), the European Democratic Lawyers (EDL), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), and others

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(Important Notice: The days after the conference from 10 to14 of September in Istanbul there will be first hearing of the new trial against the ÇHD President Selçuk Kozağaçlı and the other 19 ÇHD members, ÇHD lawyers trial II,  list of the other defendants Behiç Aşçı, Oya  Aslan, Didem Baydar Ünsal, Ayşegül Çağatay, Ezgi Çakır, Aycan Çiçek, Günay Dağ, Naciye Demir, Şükriye Erden, Yağmur Ereren Evin, Engin Gökoğlu, Süleyman Gökten, Selçuk Kozağaçlı, Ahmet Mandacı, Zehra Özdemir, Barkın Timtik, Ebru Timtik, Yaprak Türkmen, Aytaç Ünsal, Özgür Yılmaz (ELDH Statement))

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I. DAY  (7 SEPTEMBER 2018 – FRIDAY)

13.30-18.00

WORKSHOPS

The workshops will be opened for a limited number of participants. (25 – 30) The Engish translation is possible. We would kindly ask from the international participants to inform us whether they want to be a part of any workshop or not.  We need to know the names, before 25th of July.

A.     WORKSHOP I:

PRISONS AND DETENTION CENTERS

B.     WORKSHOP II:

THE INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE RIGHTS OF WORKERS DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE REGULATIONS ABOUT THE LABOUR LAW 

C.     WORKSHOP III:

THE RIGHT TO DEFENCE, THE ATTACKS AGAINST THE BAR ASSOCİATİONS AND THE ARRESTMENT OF LAWYERS.

WORKSHOP IV:

THE  EU-TURKEY REFUGEE AGREEMENT AND THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES. 

D.     WORKSHOP V :

DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FOLLOWING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

 

II. DAY  (8 SEPTEMBER 2018 - SATURDAY)

OPENING SPEECHES                  : 09.30 – 10.30

  • The president of Istanbul Bar Association
  • Representatives of other lawyers organisation

 

1. SECTION  (10.30 – 13.00)

“THE SUMMARY OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY”

               Moderator : Gökmen Yeşil

               Speakers :

  • MP from CHP
  • MP from HDP
  • Raşit Tükel, former President of Turkish Medical Association
  • Nergiz Tuba Aslan, Lawyer, ÇHD
  • A member of ÖHP
  • Cenk Yiğiter, academic

2.SECTION  (14.00 – 16.00)

STATE OF EMERGENCY AND MEDIA

With journalist from different newspapers, the ones who were dismissed or were arrested. Also international journalists are very much welcome.

Moderator : Banu Güven

               Speakers :

  •  Akın Atalay, Cumhuriyet Newspaper
  • Özcan Kılıç, Lawyer
  • 3 other journalists

 3.SECTION  (16.30 – 18.30)

THE RIGHT TO DEFENCE AND THE SITUATION OF LAWYERS

This section will be held by bar associations. Istanbul Bar Association will be the moderator and the presidents of Ankara, Adana, Diyarbakır Bar Association will be the speakers. We also would like to have the international bar's representives in this section.

Moderator : Mehmet Durakoğlu

               Speakers :

  • Veli Küçük, President of Adana Bar Association
  • Hakan Canduran, President of Ankara Bar Association
  • Ahmet Özmen, President of Diyarbakır Bar Association
  • Speakers from foreign bar associations

DINNER AND THE CEREMONY 20:00

 

III. DAY   (9 SEPTEMBER 2018 - SUNDAY)

 

1. SECTION  (10.30 – 12.30)

“PRACTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COURT of HUMAN RİGHTS DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN TURKEY”

We would like to have international speakers in this section.

Moderator :Ramazan Demir

               Speakers :

  •  Rıza Türmen, former ECtHR Judge
  • Kerem Altıparmak, academician
  • Prof. Bill Bowring, President of ELDH
  • Prof. Francoise Hampson
  • A speaker from Istanbul Bar Association

LUNCH BREAK: 12.30-13.30

2. SECTION  ( 13.30 – 15.30)

“THE INDEPENDENCY OF JUDICIARY”

The representives of judges associations in Turkey (Yarsav, The union of Judges and The democratic judges) will be speakers in this section. Other European judges organisations will be invited.

Moderator : Mustafa Karadağ

               Speakers :

  •  Leyla Tarhan Köksal, secretary general of Yarsav
  • Orhan Gazi Ertekin, co-president of Democrat Yargı
  • Ayşe Sarısu Pehlivan, President of the Syndicate of Judges
  • Judges from other countries

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In order to facilitate the organisation of the conference you are requested to register

The registration is free.

Hotel: the Istanbul Bar Association will make a recommendation for a hotel where you can book rooms at a reduced rate. The address will be sent to you after registration for the conference.