Tackling Impunity as a Transnational Issue: Insights from Syria, Turkey, Chechnya and Sri Lanka

17 September 2019, 6:00 pm

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase A, front house, 4th Floor), 10961 Berlin

Insights from Syria, Turkey, Chechnya and Sri Lanka 

Survivors, affected communities and civil society play a crucial role in the fight against impunity for human rights violations. On a national level, they can contribute to peace processes and conflict transformation, and prevent the resurgence or emergence of conflicts. As the needs and fight for justice of those affected are often ignored or suppressed, the fight becomes a transnational issue.

At our event, we will address these national and transnational issues. The speakers will report on the current human rights situation in Syria, Turkey, Chechnya and Sri Lanka. Then, they will analyze and discuss how legal action can contribute to addressing past injustices.

6:00 pm
Round Table: Voices from the Ground

Human rights defenders from Syria, Chechnya, Turkey and Sri Lanka discuss the current state of impunity and report on the fight for accountability

7:00 pm
with refreshments

7:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Tackling Impunity as a Transnational Issue

Exchange lessons learned from completed or ongoing proceedings and strategies for transnational litigation

Ameenah Sawan, The Syria Campaign
Özlem Kaya, Hafiza Merkezi
Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network
Bhavani Fonseka, Centre for Policy Alternatives
Yaroslavna Sychenkova, ECCHR

The event will be held in English.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event and kindly ask you to register by 12 September 2019 (please note that no confirmation will be sent).

This event is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

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