Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales and ARTICLE 19 will host a panel discussion highlighting urgent and continuing concerns about freedom of expression and the rule of law in Turkey, which has jailed more journalists than any other worldwide in the last two years.  The panel event, chaired by Ms Ann Clwyd MP, is hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights.

On 18 July 2018, Turkey formally ended the nationwide state of emergency after two years. Yet, even as Turkey find itself at the centre of worldwide attention on human rights and journalists, freedom of expression remains under attack as record numbers of journalists are placed on trial and international legal observers continue to raise serious concerns for the right to a fair trial and the rule of law itself in Turkey today.

Speakers will present their own observations from the trials of journalists accused of involvement in the failed coup and will explore the response of the international community, including that of the EU and the UK government, as well as the European Court of Human Rights, to this serious crisis

Speakers include:

Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales

Sarah Clarke, Policy and Advocacy Manager, PEN International

David Diaz-Jogeix, Director of Programmes, ARTICLE 19

Andrew Finkel, Director, P24 Platform for Independent Journalism

Schona Jolly QC, co-Vice Chair, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales

 

Guests can RSVP on Eventbrite here.

All attendees should bring a copy of this invitation or your eventbrite confirmation to the event. You should enter through the Cromwell Green Visitor Entrance and  arrive at least twenty minutes prior to the event for security screening.