Global Freedom of Expression


4 April


Turkey: Collapse of the Rule of Law

  • 6:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
    535 West 116th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
    New York, NY 10027
    United States

About this Event

Once one of the most promising countries of its region, Turkey has become an elected autocracy. Amid an unprecedented purge, the rule of law of law has collapsed. Turkey is now among the most repressive countries in its region. The deterioration of human rights and the destruction of democratic institutions in a critically located NATO ally will have important and negative implications for the world.

The Human Rights Foundation, in partnership with Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and the International Commission of Jurists are bringing together top experts on the situation in Turkey to discuss the collapse of the rule of law and the instability of the country.

The evening will feature a panel discussion with Steven Cook, Senior Turkey Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Dr. Sarah Cleveland, co-director of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute; Agnes Callamard, Director of Global Freedom of Expression; Amrit Singh, Head, Accountability, Liberty & Transparency Cluster, Open Society Justice Initiative; and Dr. Alp Aslandogan, President of the Alliance for Shared Values

IDs will be required at the entrance. This event will be monitored by Columbia University security.

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