Winners of the Inter-Universities Fictional Constitutional Complaint Competition

The Raoul Wallenberg Inter-Universities Fictional Constitutional Complaint Competition 2016 has been completed with success. The Raoul Wallenberg Inter-Universities Fictional Constitutional Complaint Competition is the only competition on human rights issues among law students in Turkey. This makes it a unique opportunity for students to increase their knowledge and ability in human rights law. This year,…

“Discrimination Limits a Person’s Basic Freedoms in Everyday Life”

RWI’s Director Morten Kjaerum traveled to Istanbul over the weekend  to speak at Istanbul University’s International Crime and Punishment Film Festival. The festival’s theme this year is discrimination based on race, ethnicity and religion. In his address, Kjaerum spoke about how discrimination limits a person’s basic freedoms in everyday life. He said discrimination, including hate…

Human Rights and Peace Education in Turkey

Selcuk University’s Human Rights Centre recently organized its 4th annual human rights summer school. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute supported its establishment four years ago and since 2011 the school is carrying out various human rights related events in Konya, Turkey. This year’s theme was peace education. We sat down with Nezir Akyesilmen, the director of the…