Can Yeginsu to speak at the 2024 ASIL Annual Meeting

On Friday 5th April and Saturday 6th April, Can Yeginsu will participate in the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). He will speak on the panel: Cyber Horizons: Safeguarding Human Rights in the Digital Age and at the closing plenary: Confronting Impunity and Safeguarding Journalists in a Global Context. Professor Yeginsu will also attend meetings of ASIL’s Executive (Leadership) Council, as a Member of the ASIL Executive Council.

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, D.C.

The 118th ASIL Annual Meeting convenes in Washington DC this week 3rd – 6th April with the theme, International Law in an Interdependent World.

Professor Yeginsu will participate as a speaker in the roundtable discussion: “Cyber Horizons: Safeguarding Human Rights in the Digital Age”, which will seek to navigate the intricate intersection of human rights and the challenges and opportunities brought about by the digital era.

The Moderator of the roundtable will be Ignacio Álvarez, the former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. Professor Yeginsu will be joined by Annalisa Ciampi, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association and ad hoc Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, and Professor Laura Bingham, Executive Director of the Institute for Law, Innovation & Technology at Temple University.

On Saturday 6th April, Professor Yeginsu will also participate in the Closing Plenary session of the ASIL Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Municipality of The Hague. The closing plenary is one of the highlights of ASIL’s annual meeting and this year will focus on “Confronting Impunity and Safeguarding Journalists in a Global Context”. The panellists will discuss the intricate challenges of combatting impunity, exploring both the willingness and the capacity of states to pursue justice.

The Moderator of the closing plenary will be Dr Gabriele Chlevickaite, International Criminal Law researcher at the Asser Institute. Alongside Professor Yeginsu, the speakers at the closing plenary are Mariëlle Vavier, the Hague’s alderman for Poverty, Inclusion, Public Health, International Affairs, Danielle Johnson of the Office of Global Criminal Justice, Evelien Wijkstra of Free Press Unlimited and Catherine Amirfar of Debevoise & Plimpton.

Can Yeginsu serves, together with Catherine Amirfar, as the Deputy Chair of The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, the independent legal advisory arm to the Media Freedom Coalition of States.

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