Can Yeginsu is speaking at two events at the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.
On Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 11.30am (EST), Can will be addressing Ministers alongside the H.E. Melany Joly, Foreign Minister of Canada, and H.E. Wopke Hoekstra, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands at an event on democracy, human rights, and disinformation. The event will take place at the Consulate General of Canada in New York. The event can be viewed virtually by registering here.
On Thursday 22 September 2022 at 14.30 (EST), Can will be appearing alongside H.E. Jan Lipavský, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic at an event on safe refuge for journalists at risk, hosted by the Czech Republic and the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. The event will take place at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic to the United Nations. The event can be viewed virtually by registering here.
In 2021, Can was appointed by the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury to succeed Amal Clooney as the Deputy Chair of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, alongside Catherine Amirfar of Debevoise and Plimpton.
The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom is the independent advisory body of the Media Freedom Coalition of 52 States. The High Level Panel was established in July 2019 at the request of the Coalition’s inaugural Co-Chairs, Canada and the United Kingdom, and is composed of 15 leading experts in the field of international law. The Coalition is currently co-chaired by Canada and the Netherlands.
The High Level Panel’s remit is to provide legal advice and recommendations to the Coalition and its partners, including international organisations, for the purposes of promoting and protecting a vibrant, free, and independent media. The High Level Panel also provides individual States with legal advice in the form of legal opinions on draft legislation or legislation already in force, where media freedoms are engaged, as well as amicus curiae opinions at the request of a constitutional court or an international court in a media freedom case of general public importance.