The overall objective of this project is the reanimation and expansion of the civic space in Turkey, as the basis of a functioning human rights regime and rule of law.
The specific objectives are:
1. Generating knowledge and awareness of the freedom of expression, media, association and assembly, among civil human rights actors and the general public; and
2. Increasing civil society’s competence to make a transformative impact in the field of human rights, especially in a context marked by the closing of civic space.
The estimated results are:
1. Increased public visibility of violations of freedoms of expression, media, association and assembly, and of general trends in other gross and serious human rights violations, since 2015.
2. Enhanced empirical and analytical insight into the interrelations between national human rights environment; civic space; and actions and decisions by international mechanisms.
3. Culture of rights disseminated among the general public.
4. Increased capacity and awareness of human rights defenders and junior legal and health professionals to detect, report and prevent human rights violations.
5. Collective strategies formulated and practicable models developed for and by the civil human rights actors to effectively organize, operate and communicate, in the context of closed civic space.
6. Effective involvement of a group of dismissed Academics for Peace in the civic life, through facilitating their human rights-related academic work.