Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Vergleichende Demokratieforschung und die Politischen Systeme Osteuropas

Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human right in Turkey

  • Wann 29.09.2021 von 19:00 bis 21:00
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Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human right in Turkey

Osman Kavala, Turkish philanthropist, civil society leader, has been in jail nearing four years without any conviction. He was previously acquitted from two lawsuits to attempt to overthrow the government and the constitutional order; now, he is standing trial for a third. The European Convention on Human Rights ruled in December 2020 that Turkey violated European Convention on Human Rights and ordered his immediate release. This webinar will examine Turkey's state of law, politics, and human rights, focusing on Kavala's ongoing imprisonment. The event is co-sponsored by Center for Comparative Research on Democracy at Humboldt University.

Hosted by: Francis Fukuyama (Stanford University) and Silvia von Steinsdorff (Humboldt University Berlin)


Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Professor of Philosophy at Yale University

Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and President of the International Economic Association

Ayşe Bingöl Demir, LL.M. Co-director of Turkey Litigation Support Project



This is the first event by the newly founded Transatlantic Platform for Democracy in Turkey, a collaboration between Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The platform aims to bring together scholars, experts and policy makers to analyze trends in politics and society and exchange research and policy ideas for democratization in Turkey.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to this online event.


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