HSR's landmark appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has been scheduled for April 12, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. in Courtroom 3 at 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Doğan v. Barak tests the protections claimed by former foreign officials against a growing international demand for accountability in the face of gross abuses of human rights. The case of Doğan v. Barak seeks to hold former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak accountable for his responsibility, as defense minister, in the unlawful death of humanitarian and American citizen Furkan Doğan.
In May 2010, Doğan was aboard the Mavi Marmara , one of a flotilla of six ships carrying 700 unarmed civilian human rights activists bringing humanitarian supplies to Gaza, when the civilian fleet was attacked by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). At the time, Barak was Minister of Defense and was responsible for the operation. After boarding the Mavi Marmara, IDF forces killed nine of the passengers, and a tenth later died of their wounds. 18-year-old Doğan, born in Troy, NY, was filming the operation when he was attacked and killed.
- The National Lawyers Guild will host a Community Forum to discuss the case on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. in Burns Lounge at Loyola Law School, 919 Albany St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. The event will feature HSR Partner Dan Stormer; leading International Human Rights Attorney Paul Hoffman; and Rodney Dixon, a British Barrister who is a member of Plaintiffs' counsel and specializes in international law.
- The U.S.C. Gould School of Law International Human Rights Clinic and the International Law & Relations Organization will host a lunchtime panel at 12:00 P.M. in the Musick Law Building, Room 101
- The Hearing is scheduled for April 12, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. in Courtroom 3 at 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.
Forum Gaza Flotilla.pdf
Dogan v Barak Hearing Advisory April 2018 FINAL.PDF