Lessons from trials in Erdogan's Turkey

Plus find out how to expand your legal business to China and eastern Europe

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Sep 04, 2017
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Thousands of journalists and legal professionals have been detained in Turkey since the coup last summer

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Legal events have a distinctly international flavour this week, with the Bar Human Rights Committee and Amnesty International hosting a free panel discussion on Thursday on human rights in President Erdogan’s Turkey

Both organisations have sent international observers to the trials of some of the thousands of lawyers, judges and journalists detained after the failed coup last summer. Speakers at this event, who include Pete Weatherby, QC, who recently attended one of the trial observations,  and Tawanda Mutasah, Amnesty’s head of legal and policy, will describe their experiences in the country and discuss how best to monitor the trials in future. 

Elsewhere, pro bono lawyers will have a chance to network on Wednesday at the LawWorks Pro Bono Coordinators Forum, where speakers will include Liberty’s advocacy director Corey Stoughton, who was previously a senior figure in the US Department of Justice under President Obama. Also appearing will be Natalia Rymaszewska of RightsInfo, which promotes human rights in the UK. 

And those looking to grow their overseas operations should visit the Law Society on Tuesday, when there will be two seminars, the first on doing legal business in central and eastern Europe, and the second on doing business between the UK and China

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Henry Bird

Production editor, The Brief

Henry has been a sub-editor at The Times since 2016

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