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In September of 2016, in response to the large movements of refugees and migrants around the world, the UN General Assembly held its first ever summit dedicated to this topic.
The outcome was the New York Declaration for Refugees and … Continue reading » “What About the MENA Region?”Continue readingMore Tag
The RWI Turkey Programme has for a long time recognized that gender often is ignored in many research proposals. This is largely due to the lack of capacity and knowledge.
Even though the Programme receives an impressive amount of high-quality … Continue reading » “Integrating Gender into Research in Turkey”Continue readingMore Tag
We recently convened a workshop on refugee decision-making in first countries of asylum in Istanbul with leading academics and researchers.
The concept of a first country of asylum is in itself problematic, as it suggests a degree of safety, including … Continue reading » “Let’s Try to Understand the Decisions of Refugees”Continue readingMore Tag
Thirty-five percent of all Turkish applications to the European Court of Human Rights are rejected due to some procedural or other type of mistake or misunderstanding.
RWI is working to lower that percentage. A recent 2-day workshop with 15 lawyers … Continue reading » “Reducing Turkish Rejections at the European Court of Human Rights”Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg (RW) PhD Support Program in Human Rights is designed for doctoral (PhD) students in Turkey pursuing their thesis in law, political or social sciences on specific human rights topics relevant to Turkey.
The primary aims of the … Continue reading » “Raoul Wallenberg PhD Support Program in Human Rights Launched in Turkey”Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently held a gender and law training program in Turkey. Twenty young female law students in their third and fourth years of law from fourteen faculties across Turkey participated in the course.
The students focused on … Continue reading » ““More Powerful as a Woman and a Student of Law””Continue readingMore Tag
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 … Continue reading » “Winners of the Inter-Universities Fictional Constitutional Complaint Competition”Continue readingMore Tag
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 … Continue reading » ““Discrimination Limits a Person’s Basic Freedoms in Everyday Life””Continue readingMore Tag