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Learning from HRDs: Troubling times for human rights in Turkey

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 1.00PM

Speaker(s): Emel Kurma, Citizens' Assembly and Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York

After two years of rule by state of emergency, Turkey has gone from bad to worse, incorporating autocratic measures into the new regime of the country. Human rights defenders and activists and advocates from independent civil society in the country have been living in an increasingly suffocating and intimidating  climate since the Gezi Park protests. Many have been detained, prosecuted or threatened, deprived of their jobs and thus of the means of livelihood, or they have even had to leave the country.

Emel Kurma, a leading civil society activist from Turkey, will speak about this climate of fear, and the socio-political environment.

Location: P/T/006 Lecture Room, Physics Building, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

Admission: Free ticket from Eventbrite,