13. mars: Turkey after the 2016 coup attempt

Tid: 13. mars kl 14-18.00
Sted: Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected over 25,000 cases following the 2016 coup attempt. The rejections are justified by the ECHR requirements that national remedies must be exhausted for cases to be appealed to the court.

The Rule of Law in Turkey today has been severely eroded. Lawyers, judges, prosecutors and journalists have in great numbers been dismissed, silenced and prosecuted. Many of them have been detained and sentenced to jail varying from 6 to 15 years.

Can the ECHR be an efficient institution for the pending cases triggered by the coup attempt?

PROGRAM
Part 1: The Purge – Inside Erdogan`s New Turkey
Nilas Johnsen, journalist for the newspaper VG and author of the recent published book “Erdogan: Tyrkias Nye Sultan”

Part 2: The myth of domestic legal remedy for judges, lawyers and journalists
Rona Aktas, former judge from Turkey presently in Belgium
Caroline Stockford, Turkey Advocacy Coordinator for the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI)
– Two representatives from Arrested Lawyers Initiative
Tony Fischer, Chair of the Human Rights Committee at the Law Society

Part 3: The role of the European Court of Human Rights
Erik Møse, Norway’s former judge of ECHR
Arnfinn Bårdsen, Norway’s present judge of ECHR

The seminar is open and free of charge.

Arrangører: Norsk PEN, Dommerforeningen, ICJ Norge, Juristforbundet, Advokatforeningen og Politijuristene.