Gerald Knaus examines the European response to serious human rights violations in Europe: political prisoners in Azerbaijan and Russia; persecution of LGBT people in Russia and Moldova; violations of due process and freedom of expression in Turkey; and violations of the right to life in numerous countries. He speaks about ways in which officials of repressive governments have been able to thwart effective Council of Europe action against them, how some measures – including visa bans and EU conditionality – have had positive impact in some situations, and how such results could be amplified.
Event Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Event Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Open Society Foundations, 224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, Conference Room LLABC