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Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurds
March 28, 2008 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Foreign Policy In Focus and the Institute for Policy Studies present:
A Discussion with Kerim Yildiz
Kerim Yildiz is an expert on the Kurdish regions and international human rights law, and a co-founder of the Kurdish Human Rights Project. He will talk on the policies of the United States and the international community regarding Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurds.
A writer and advocate, Yildiz received an award from the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights for his services to protect human rights and promote the rule of law in 1996, and in 2005 also received the Sigrid Rausing Trust’s Human Rights award for Leadership in Indigenous and Minority Rights.
KHRP is an independent, non-political human rights organization and registered charity dedicated to the promotion and protection of the human rights of all persons in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and elsewhere. KHRP’s work has contributed to important reforms in Turkey, including the lifting of the State of Emergency and abolition of state security courts.
This event is sponsored by Foreign Policy In Focus. Foreign Policy In Focus is a network for research, analysis and action that brings together more than 600 scholars, advocates and activists who strive to make the United States a more responsible global partner.