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International Conference on “Minority Rights, Self-Government and the Law”

9:00am - 5:00pm / Thursday 15th September 2016 / Venue: Hub Lounge Foresight Centre (Block J)
Type: Conference / Category: Research
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Date: 15-16 September 2016

The issue of Minority Rights, Self-Government and the Law is one of the most pressing contemporary questions and challenges facing Turkey at the level of state and academia. The Minority Rights Working Group in Turkey is convening a conference in order to foster conversations with their international colleagues on the different dimensions of autonomy including problems and prospects specific to Turkey. The conference is supported by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) in Lund in collaboration with the Liverpool Law School.

The Conference topics will include:
• Minority Groups and the International Institutional Framework
• Human Rights, Autonomy, and the Nation-State
• Autonomy Arrangements in Europe
• Political and Legal Background for Autonomy Arrangements in Turkey
• Middle East: Minority Rights and Self Determination

The Minority Rights Working Group (MRWG) in Turkey was established in February 2014 by early-career human rights academics from different disciplines and has been supported by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) Turkey Program. The aim of the group is to contribute to minority rights literature in Turkey, and to exchange academic knowledge and expertise with colleagues from different countries.

A full programme is on the International Law and Human Rights Unit webapage on the above link.

Organizing Committee:
• Elçin Aktoprak, Member of MRWG, University of Ankara, Faculty of Political Science TURKEY
• Olgun Akbulut, Member of MRWG, Kadir Has University, Law Faculty TURKEY
• Gaetano Pentassuglia, Liverpool Law School, UK

For more information please contact Seda Alp, Program Officer, RWI Turkey Program