April 15, 2009
Orhan Kemal Cengiz
HUMAN RIGHTS, STATE WITHIN STATE AND MENTALITY, IN THE LIGHT OF TURKEY’S ADVENTURE IN THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Lawyer Orhan Kemal Cengiz is also the president and founding member of Human Rights Agenda Association, founding member and General Secretary of the Civil Society Development Center and a columnist for Turkish Daily News.
In his speech Cengiz talked about the cases handled in the Court by departing from the examples of applications from Turkey. He detailed his speech by sharing his observations on the cases he himself participated. Cengiz compared the cases from Turkey and other European countries including Britain by stressing that the majority of cases coming from Turkey were about torture and human rights abuses. The speech was followed by Q&A session and comments of the audience.