Ankara – 9 & 10 January 2009: Joint Conference with the Union of Turkish Bars and the Ankara Bar

The theme of this two day conference was “International Dispute Resolution: Practice, Procedure and Problems”.

There was a capacity audience, with some would – be delegates being turned away at the door.

The Turkish Prime Minister and various government ministers sent telegrams of good wishes to the Conference. A number of Turkish Supreme Court Judges were in the audience. The Conference  was filmed by Turkish TV.

Members of the Group speaking were Giovanni de Berti, Anthony Connerty, John Tackaberry QC, Professor Munir Maniruzziman and Professor Guido Carducci. The IDR Group speakers were joined by a number of distinguished Turkish lawyers and academics.

Various receptions were arranged  by the  Turkish hosts.

The Union of Turkish Bars plan to produce a Conference Book (in Turkish and English) containing the conference papers and the interventions.