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Since 2020, the Human Rights Academy (HRA) has been organizing various courses to address the lack of education in the field of human rights in Turkey, and it has been helping to raise awareness of human rights through different activities. The Academy, which organizes courses at national and international levels with its wide alumni network and distinguished instructor staff, has added a new course to its advanced level courses and launched “3rd Promotion and the Protection of Human Rights Advanced Level Course". 


Course; It is intended for those who have received basic human rights training. For this reason, participants are expected to have received prior training on subjects such as basic protection mechanisms and the general theory of human rights. The course will cover women's rights, LGBTI rights, minority rights, refugee rights, right to protest, non-discrimination, hate speech, judicial independence and impartiality, and human rights in music. With the human rights forum to be held towards the end of the course, participants will be asked to put what they have learned into practice. With the panel discussion titled "Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights", a resource will be created for those working in the field of human rights.


At the end of this seven-week marathon, participants will be able to benefit from the opportunities provided to graduates by being a part of İHA's wide alumni network and will be entitled to receive a certificate if they meet the conditions.

A total of 28 participants will be selected for the course to be held between September 07 – October 22, 2022.


Application Dates: August 6 - August 13, 2022

Who Can Apply?

Fourth-year students or graduates in related departments of universities such as law, political science, international relations, social work; Persons between the ages of 18 and 30, who have received basic human rights education, who work or want to work in the field of human rights can apply.

How Will the Courses Be Taught?

The program will take place in the form of a video conference every week between September 07 and October 22, on Saturdays between 10:30-13:30, and on Wednesdays between 18:00-21:00. A certificate will be given to the participants who participate in 80% of the program with the camera and audio connection and are found successful by the trainers. As part of the program, participants will be provided with a reading package covering related topics. In this direction, each lesson will take place in two stages: In the first stage, technical information about the current week's topic will be delivered by the trainer, and in the next stage, a discussion environment and applied case studies will be provided to the participants in which they can be actively involved.

Course Modules

Women's Rights

Işıl Kurnaz - UN Women - Türkiye, Legal Advisor

LGBTİ+ Rights

Dr. Reyda Ergün - Faculty Member, Kadir Has University

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Minority Rights

Dr. Olgun Akbulut - Faculty Member, Kadir Has University


Refugee and Migrant's Rights

Prof. Dr. Nurcan Ö. Baklacıoğlu - Istanbul University Department of Political Science


Right to Protest

Prof. Dr. Oktay Uygun - Faculty Member, Yeditepe University

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Artifical Intelligence and Human Rights

Dr. Andras Hars - National University of Public Service, Hungary

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Ban on Discrimination

Dr. Serkan Köybaşı - Faculty Member, Bahçeşehir University

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Hate Speech

Prof. Dr. Yasemin İnceoğlu - Communication Specialist


Judicial Independence and Impartiality

Dr. Serkan Köybaşı - Faculty Member, Bahçeşehir University

Human Rights Forum

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Human Rights in Music

Murat Meriç - Music Historian

Extraterritorial Responsibility of States Regarding Human Rights

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Dr. Olgun Akbulut - Faculty Member, Kadir Has University


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