This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Tuesday 9 October 2018, 1pm to 2.15pm
  • Location: Room D/N/056, Derwent College, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Learning from Human Rights Defenders

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is POSTPONED.

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, i fact, in an increasingly suffocating and intimidating climate since Gezi. Many have been detained, prosecuted or threatened, deprived of their jobs and thus of the means of livelihood, had to leave, or, they know many others who have been.

A visiting human rights defender from Turkey will speak about this climate of fear, and the socio-political environment.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is POSTPONED. 

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop

Contact

Patricia Bartley