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Date

Sep 20 - 24 2021
Expired!

Time

10:00 - 17:00

Schedule of the 2021 session Geneva, Switzerland

The mission of the Turkey Tribunal is to assess and report in an independent and professional manner, based on the standards and principles elaborated by other international courts and tribunals and drawing on the experience of the best practices of national courts, all allegations of human rights violations taking place under the jurisdiction of Turkish authorities.

The Turkey Tribunal will be holding its 1st Session (Assembly of the Court) in Geneva to present testimonials, documents and the opinion of the judges.

The Tribunal, the panel of judges and the registrars, will continue to work at every mid-day break during the program, and during the evening hours after the sessions for deliberations and to draft out the opinion. In addition, the Tribunal will hold another session under the presidency of the President of the Court, Prof. Em. Dr. Françoise Barones Tulkens, until noon on Friday, September 24, in order to put the the opinion in a final written form. However, if the text of the opinion is not yet final, the President of the Court may decide to postpone the announcement of their decision (from its scheduled date, afternoon of Friday, September 24) to a later date. The public will be informed about this later.

Monday 20/9 Morning session

10:00 - 10:30
Opening Remarks by
Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Flückiger Yves, Prof. Em. Dr. Françoise Barones Tulkens
10:30 - 11:30
The presentation of “Torture in Turkey” report by
Speakers:
Eric Sottas
11:30 - 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:30
The Hearing of Witness 1 (torture) = Mehmet Alp

Monday 20/9 Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:30
The Hearing of Witness 2 (torture) = Erhan Dogan
14:30 - 15:00
The Hearing of Witness 3 (torture) = Eren Keskin
15:00 - 15:30
Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
The presentation of “Abductions in Turkey” report by
Speakers:
Johan Heymans

Tuesday 21/9 Morning Session

10:00 - 10:30
The Hearing of Witness 4 (abductions) = Mustafa Ozben
10:30 - 11:00
The Hearing of Witness 5 (abductions) = Gokhan Gunes (represented Adv. Sezin Ucar)
11:00 - 11:30
Coffe Break
11:30 - 12:00
The Hearing of Witness 6 (abductions) = Mesut and Meral Kaçmaz
12:00 - 12:30
Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention

Tuesday 21/9 Morning Session

14:00 - 15:30
The presentation of “Press Freedom in Turkey” report by
Speakers:
Philippe Leruth
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
The Hearing of Witness 7 (press freedom) = Meltem Oktay
16:30 - 17:00
The Hearing of Witness 8 (press freedom) = Cevheri Guven
17:00 - 17:30
The Hearing of Witness 9 (press freedom) = IN CAMERA TESTIMONY

Wednesday 22/9 Morning Session

9:30 - 10:00
Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention
10:00 - 11:30
The presentation of “Impunity in Turkey” report by
Speakers:
Dr. Emre Turkut
11:30 - 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:30
The Hearing of Witness 10 (impunity) = Tulay Acikkollu (Wife of Gokhan Acikkollu)

Wednesday 22/9 Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:30
The Hearing of Witness 11 (impunity) = Ercan Kurkut (Brother of Kemal Kurkut)
14:30 - 15:00
The Hearing of Witness 12 (impunity) = Barbaros Sansal
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention
16:00 - 17:30
The presentation of “Judicial Independence and Access to Justice in Turkey” report by
Speakers:
Luca Perilli

Thursday 23/9 Morning Session

10:00 - 10:30
The Hearing of Witness 13 (judicial independence and access to justice) = Faysal Sariyildiz
10:30 - 11:00
The Hearing of Witness 14 (judicial independence and access to justice) = Hasan Dursun
11:00 - 11:30
The Hearing of Witness 15 (judicial independence and access to justice) = Süleyman Bozoğlu
11:30 - 11:45
Coffee Break
11:4513:00
Summary of the questions put forward to the tribunal and extra questions about “Crimes against Humanity” report by
Speakers:
Prof. Em. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte

Thursday 23/9 Afternoon Session

14:00- 15:10Documentary Screening - INVISIBLE (written and directed by Marianna Kakaounaki)

Friday 24/9 Afternoon Session

15:00 - 16:00
Pronunciation of the verdict
16:00 - 17:00
Closing Remarks by
Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle, Prof. Em. Dr. Marc baron Bossuyt

 PDF assembly schedule



    Hourly Schedule

    Monday 20/9 Morning Session

    10:00 - 10:30
    Opening Remarks by
    Speakers:
    Prof. Dr. Flückiger Yves, Prof. Em. Dr. Françoise Barones Tulkens
    10:30 - 11:30
    The presentation of “Torture in Turkey” report by
    Speakers:
    Eric Sottas
    11:30 - 12:00
    Coffee Break
    12:00 - 12:30
    The Hearing of Witness 1 (torture)

    Monday 20/9 Afternoon Session

    14:00 - 14:30
    The Hearing of Witness 2 (torture)
    14:30 - 15:00
    The Hearing of Witness 3 (torture)
    15:00 - 15:30
    Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention
    15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee Break
    16:00 - 17:30
    The presentation of “Abductions in Turkey” report by
    Speakers:
    Johan Heymans

    Tuesday 21/9 Morning Session

    10:00 - 10:30
    The Hearing of Witness 4 (abductions)
    10:30 - 11:00
    The Hearing of Witness 5 (abductions)
    11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break
    11:30 - 12:00
    The Hearing of Witness 6 (abductions)
    12:00 - 12:30
    Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention

    Tuesday 21/9 Afternoon Session

    14:00 - 15:30
    The presentation of “Press Freedom in Turkey” report by
    Speakers:
    Philippe Leruth
    15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
    The Hearing of Witness 7 (press freedom)
    16:30 - 17:00
    The Hearing of Witness 8 (press freedom)
    17:00 - 17:30
    The Hearing of Witness 9 (press freedom)

    Wednesday 22/9 Morning Session

    9:30 - 10:00
    Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention
    10:00 - 11:30
    The presentation of “Impunity in Turkey” report by
    Speakers:
    Dr. Emre Turkut
    11:30 - 12:00
    Coffee Break
    12:00 - 12:30
    The Hearing of Witness 10 (impunity)

    Wednesday 22/9 Afternoon Session

    14:00 - 14:30
    The Hearing of Witness 11 (impunity)
    14:30 - 15:00
    The Hearing of Witness 12 (impunity)
    15:00 - 15:30
    Coffee Break
    15:30 - 16:00
    Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention
    16:00 - 17:30
    The presentation of “Judicial Independence and Access to Justice in Turkey” report by
    Speakers:
    Luca Perilli

    Thursday 23/9 Morning Session

    10:00 - 10:30
    The Hearing of Witness 13 (judicial independence and access to justice)
    10:30 - 11:00
    The Hearing of Witness 14 (judicial independence and access to justice)
    11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break
    11:30 - 12:00
    The Hearing of Witness 15 (judicial independence and access to justice)
    12:00 - 12:30
    Possibility for the Turkish Government Intervention

    Thursday 23/9 Afternoon Session

    14:00 - 15:00
    Summary of the questions put forward to the tribunal and extra questions about “Crimes against Humanity” report by
    Speakers:
    Prof. Em. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte
    15:00
    Suspension of the session

    Friday 24/9 Afternoon Session

    15:00 - 16:00
    Pronunciation of the verdict
    16:00 - 17:00
    Closing Remarks by
    Speakers:
    Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle, Prof. Em. Dr. Marc baron Bossuyt
    Prof. Dr. Flückiger Yves
    Prof. Dr. Flückiger Yves
    Rector of the University of Geneva Yves Flückiger was born on 2 December 1955 and holds a degree in Economics and Sociology as well as a doctorate in Political Economy from the University of Geneva. He has served as a research fellow at Harvard and Oxford, has been a visiting professor at the universities in Fribourg and Lausanne, and a senior lecturer at Australia's Deakin University. He joined the Faculty at the University of Geneva in 1992, directing the University Employment Observatory and the Leading House center of excellence in Education Economics. He has authored numerous books as well as more than 120 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. His teaching at the University of Geneva focused on labor economics, industrial organization, and public finances. He has directed numerous projects supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation on themes related to migrations, wage discrimination, sexual segregation, new forms of employment, and child poverty. Since 15 July 2015 he is the Rector of the University of Geneva.
    Prof. Em. Dr. Françoise Barones Tulkens
    Prof. Em. Dr. Françoise Barones Tulkens
    1976-98 : Professor at the ‟Université de Louvain la Neuve‟ 1998-2012: Judge and subsequently Vice-Chairperson of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg 2012-2016 : Member of the UN Human Rights Advisory Panel in Kosovo 2013-2018: Member of the Scientific Committee at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights 2016-2017: Chairwoman of the “Monsanto tribunal »
    Eric Sottas
    Eric Sottas
    • 1980-1985: Advisor to the Secretary-General UNCTAD • 1995-2010: Secretary General of the World Organisation Against Torture • 1986: French prize for human rights
    Johan Heymans
    Johan Heymans
    Partner | Vennoot at Van Steenbrugge Advocaten 2013: Internship at the International Center for Transitional Justice (department of international criminal law), New York 2013 to date: Registered at the New York Bar 2013: Internship at the Cambodia Tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2013: Guest Lecturer in International Criminal Law at the Royal University of Law and Economics of Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2014 to date: Registered at the Ghent Bar 2015 to date: Practical assistant University of Antwerp 2016 to date: Active in the League for Human Rights (Liga voor Mensenrechten)
    Philippe Leruth
    Philippe Leruth
    1995-2005: Chairman of the General Association of Professional Journalists of Belgium and then Chairman of the Association des journalistes professionnels. 2004-2013: Vice-President of the European Federation of Journalists 2016-2019: President of the International Federation of Journalists
    Dr. Emre Turkut
    Dr. Emre Turkut
    • 2019- present: Visiting Fellow at Hertie School of Governance, Germany • 2014- 2016: Research/Teaching Assistant at Turgut Özal University Law School, Ankara, Turkey • 2018- 2019: Research Fellow at Uppsala University Law School, Sweden
    Luca Perilli
    Luca Perilli
    • 1995 – present: Judge • 2016 ¬– 2020: Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian School for the Judiciary (SSM) • 2007 ¬¬– 2017: EU independent expert in Albania, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey in the context of Rule of Law (chapter 23 of the EU acquis)
    Prof. Em. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte
    Prof. Em. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte
    • 1986: PhD in Law at Ghent University • 1988 – present: Associate professor of constitutional law and human rights at the University of Ghent • Deputy Prime Minister in federal governments in Belgium (1995-1998, 1999-2003, 2003-2005, 2011-2014) • 2006: Appointed Minister of State by King Albert II • 2018 – present: Senior Legal Counsel at the office of Van Steenbrugge Advocaten
    Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle
    Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle
    2007 – present: Rector of Ghent University 1998: Doctor of Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) 2016 – present: Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts 2019 – present: President of CESAER, one of the most important associations of universities in Europe
    Prof. Em. Dr. Marc baron Bossuyt
    Prof. Em. Dr. Marc baron Bossuyt
    1977-2007: Professor of International Law at the University of Antwerp 1987-1997: Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons 1981-1985; 1992-1999; 2004-2006: Member and Chairperson (2006) of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. 1986-1991: Representative of Belgium and Chairperson (1989) of the UN Commission on Human Rights 2000-2003;2014- …: Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 1997-2014: Judge and President (2007-2014) of the Constitutional Court (formerly Arbitration Court)
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