Konferans Duyurusu (23 Mart)

Kocaeli Dayanışma Akademisi’nin, Alexander von Humboldt vakfı, Siegen Üniversitesi ve British Academy’nin desteğiyle, 23/03/2018 tarihinde saat 12:30-18:30 arasında Almanya’nın Siegen kentinde organize ettiği “Can Public Order Justify Interfering with Basic Rights and Civil Liberties?” başlıklı aşağıda afişi ve programı bulunan konferansa hepinizi davet ediyoruz. Katılmak isteyen arkadaşlarımızın ruhi.demiray@uni-siegen.de e-posta adresine katılım durumlarını bildirmelerini rica ediyoruz.


We cordially invite you to attend the conference titled “Can Public Order Justify Interfering with Basic Rights and Civil Liberties?” organized by Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity (KODA) with support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Siegen University and the British Academy. The conference will be held on the 23rd of March, 2018 between 12:30-18:30 at Siegen University. Please see the flyer below for further information. If you would like to attend the conference, please send an e-mail to ruhi.demiray@uni-siegen.de.


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Can Public Order Justify Interfering with Basic Rights and Civil Liberties?

International Public Conference*

Date: 23rd March 2018

Venue: Rooms AE-A 101 and 103 in Artur-Woll-Haus, Am Eichenhang 50, 57076 Siegen


Theme: We witness frequent restrictions and violations of basic rights and civil liberties allegedly in the name of maintaining public order in various parts of the globe. In this public conference, we discuss moral, legal-constitutional, and pragmatic aspects of this increasingly common phenomena. More precisely, ask the following questions: “Are public order and peace pragmatically sustainable when basic rights and civil liberties are neglected?”; “is it morally justifiable to restrict or even violate basic rights and civil liberties for the purpose of public order or peace?”; “can a legal-constitutional order justifiably include norms or regulations which effectively violate basic rights and civil liberties for the sake of public order?”; and “to what extent can one talk of public order or the rule of law, when basic rights and civil liberties (such as freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of movement, the right not to be  discriminated against on account of birth place, ethnic-cultural identity, religious affiliation, and political opinion) are disrespected and their restriction is even endorsed by legal norms and political regulations?

Our conference will include scholars, journalists and politicians. As will be evident from the list of invited speakers, we will put a particular emphasis on the current situation in Turkey as a case illustrating the problem under consideration.

The Conference Program:

12:30-13:10: Registration & Coffee/Tea

13:15-13:30: Opening

13:30-15:45: 1st Session: Philosophical Reflections on the Relation between Rights and Public Order

Moderator: Asli Telli Aydemir (University of Siegen)


Alice Pinheiro Walla (University of Bayreuth): “Academic Freedom and Censorship”

Yossi Nehushtan (Keele University): “Public Order and Freedom of Expression: The Limits of Neutral Balancing Tests and the Need to Take Sides”

Sorin Baiasu (Keele University): “The Liberties of the Ancient and the Liberties of the Moderns: A Reconsideration”

15:45-16:00: Coffee/Tea Break

16:00-18:15: 2nd Session: Reflections on the Case of  the “Extra-Ordinary Situation” in Turkey

Moderator: Deniz Yonucu (Free University of Berlin)


Aslı Kayhan and Ömer Furkan Özdemir (Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity): “Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend the Universal Values of Academy under the Conditions of the Extraordinary Situation in Turkey”

Mithat Sancar (Ankara): “Raison D’état und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in der Türkei”

Rıza Türmen (Ankara): “State of Emergency and Human Rights”

18:15-18:30: Closing

20:30: Conference Dinner

All interested are warmly welcome to join the conference. Please let us know about your attendance in advance via an e-mail to: ruhi.demiray@uni-siegen.de

*This event is organized by Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity with the support of the University of Siegen, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship “Dealing Ethically with Conflicts between Deep Commitments” – Plan of Action: Part III.