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ECRI’s Round Table in Turkey

GALATASARAY Lisesi
Istanbul, 14 June 2005

PROGRAMME

Turkish version (pdf)

9:15

REGISTRATION

9:30 – 9:45

OPENING

 

Opening by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

Welcome and introductory statements by Professor Gün KUT, member of ECRI and Moderator of the Round Table

9:45 – 10:45 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON TURKEY

9:45 – 9:55

Introduction to ECRI’s work

by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

9:55 –10:15

Conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Turkey

by Mr François SANT’ANGELO, deputy member of ECRI

10:15 – 10:45

Discussion: open to the floor

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:45 THEME II – THE LEGISLATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR COMBATING RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN TURKEY – THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

11:00 – 11:15

ECRI’s standards for the development of a comprehensive legislative and institutional framework for combating racism and racial discrimination,

by Ms Claudia LAM, member of ECRI’s Secretariat

11:15 – 11:30

The legislative framework for combating racism and racial discrimination in Turkey,

by Professor Turgut TARHANLI, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Director of the Human Rights Centre, Istanbul Bilgi University

11:30 – 11:45

The establishment of a national specialised body to combat racism and racial discrimination in Turkey – the challenges ahead,

by Professor Ioanna KUÇURADI, Department of Philosophy, Hacettepe University

11:45 – 12:45

Discussion: open to the floor

12:45 – 2:00

Lunch break

2:00 – 3:45 THEME III – VULNERABLE GROUPS IN TURKEY

2:00 – 2:30

Living in diversity: the situation of vulnerable groups in Turkey,

by Professor Baskın ORAN, Faculty of Political Science, University of Ankara

2:30 – 3:45

Discussion: open to the floor

3:45 – 4:00

Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:00 THEME IV – REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

4:00 –4:15

Governmental policies in respect of asylum seekers and refugees,

by Mr Kadir AY, Deputy Director, Department of Foreigners, Borders and Asylum, General Directorate of Security, Ministry of Interior

4:15 – 4:30

The situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Turkey,

by Mr Steve CORLISS, Deputy Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Turkey

4:30 – 5:00

Discussion: open to the floor

5:00 – 5:30

Conclusions of the Round Table

 

Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator