On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to obtain papers he needed to marry his fiancée. Within 10 minutes, he was callously murdered by Saudi officials.
Dr. Agnès Callamard is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings and Director of of the Global Freedom of Expression Project at Columbia. She led the inquiry into Khashoggi's assassination, and after a six-month investigation, issued her findings analyzing the evidence under international human rights law and finding that "Saudi state agents, 15 of them, acted under cover of their official status and used state means to execute Mr. Khashoggi."
Dr. Callamard will be joining MELSA to discuss the one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's assassination, U.S. and International responses, and steps moving forward.
A Non-Pizza Lunch will be served.