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2019 Day of the Endangered Lawyer - Turkey

2019 Day of the Endangered Lawyer - Turkey
Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Program Fee: Free to Members | $15 for Non-Members


Description:
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is an annual event which examines governments who actively suppress lawyers from representing clients. Such suppression includes harassment, fines, disbarment, imprisonment, and even extrajudicial torture and killing. This year the Day of the Endangered Lawyer examines lawyers in Turkey. Since the coup attempt in 2016, lawyers and judges have been disbarred and imprisoned. In addition, local bar associations have been forcibly closed by governments. This panel aims to highlight the state of current events in Turkey.

Speakers:
Nate Schenkkan, Director of Special Research, Freedom House
Hon. Sukru Say, Former Judge of the Turkish Tax Court

Moderator: 
Christopher M. W. Pioch, Secretary, Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, William A. Wilson III, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
International Human Rights CommitteeLauren Melkus, Chair

Related Resources:
If you're interested in this program, please visit the Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges webpage. You may also be interested in these City Bar resources:
 
June 01, 2013 Letter to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey expressing concerns regarding the maintenance of the rule of law and the targeting and detention of lawyers in Turkey
September 16, 2016 Letter to H. E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan (President of the Republic of Turkey) on Turkish government’s actions following July 2016 attempted coup


Where
New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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