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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CTS) is pleased to invite you to a Westminster based forum on ‘Freedom of Expression in light of Turkish EU aspirations’ featuring Prof Yaman Akdeniz and Dr Kerem Altiparmak.
Prof Yaman Akdeniz is a Professor of law and teaches at the Human Rights Law Centre at Istanbul Bilgi University, as well as being the founder and director of Cyber-Rights.org, and co-founder of BilgiEdinmeHakki.org.
Dr Kerem Altiparmak is currently the Director of the Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University, teaching human rights law. He is closely involved with NGO’s in the field of human rights in Turkey, and has published numerous articles related thereto as well as media freedom in Turkey.
Please find more extensive biographies of each speaker below. This CTS Westminster Forum event is kindly hosted by Emma Reynolds, Labour MP.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th of June 2013, between 19:00 and 21:00 PM, in Committee Room 15, House of Commons, Westminster. Please note that security checks are required to enter the House of Commons, so we kindly ask you to arrive at 18:30 PM, allowing the event to start and end promptly on time.
This CTS Westminster Forum event is kindly hosted by Emma Reynolds, Labour MP.
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Yaman Akdeniz (LLB, MA, PhD) is a Professor of Law at the Human Rights Law Research Center, Faculty of Law, and the Pro Rector for the Istanbul Bilgi University. Between 2001-2009 Akdeniz was at the School of Law, University of Leeds. Akdeniz acted as an expert to several international organizations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Office, and the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media with regards to human rights aspects of Internet law and policy. Akdeniz has been recently appointed to the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users as an 'elected independent expert' (July 2012 - December 2013). He has written extensively since the mid 1990s and his recent publications include Internet Child Pornography and the Law: National and International Responses (London: Ashgate, 2008); and Racism on the Internet (Council of Europe Publishing, 2010). Akdeniz also authored the 2006 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office (UNHCHR) entitled Stocktaking on efforts to combat Racism on the Internet(E/CN.4/2006/WG.21/BP.1, January 2006), 2010 Report of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media entitled Turkey and Internet Censorship and 2011 Report of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media entitled Freedom of Expression on the Internet: Study of legal provisions and practices related to freedom of expression, the free flow of information and media pluralism on the Internet in OSCE participating States.
Dr Kerem Altiparmak is currently the Director of the Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University where he teaches human rights law. He has worked with a number of human rights NGO’s in Turkey. At present Dr Altiparmak is working with the Human Rights Joint Platform on respectively ‘Monitoring of the Implementation of the ECtHR Judgements in Turkey’ and ‘From Impunity to Accountability’. His research interests include ECHR, freedom of expression, prohibition of torture, theories of rights, and impunity. Dr Altiparnak English publication include “The European System for the Protection of Human Rights in Crisis: The End of the Road?” (2009), “Human Rights Act: Extra-territorial Application” (2008), “Internet: Restricted Access – A Critical Assessment of Internet Content Regulation and Censorship in Turkey’ (with Yaman Akdeniz), “After Sahin: The Debate on Headscarves is not Over’ (with Onur Karahanogullari, 2006), “Bancovic: An Obstacle to the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Iraq (2004), “The Application of the Concept of Continuing Violence to the Duty to Investigate, Prosecute and Punish under International Human Rights Law (2003), and 21-25 Turkish Yearbook of Human Rights, Volume 3.
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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CTS) is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. The CTS provides an open forum promoting expert opinions and debates focusing on Turkey and UK relations, foreign affairs, economic issues and social developments in Turkey and the region. The CTS hosts experts, leading politicians, academics and opinion formers from Britain, Turkey and beyond. The CTS organises speaker series, panel discussions, round tables and dinner events in the British Parliament, academic institutions and the City of London. In addition, it conducts case studies at the requests of think tanks, public institutions and the private sector interested in questions related to the economic, political and social development of Turkey and the region.