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BE OUR INTERN/VOLUNTEER

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey is looking for qualified and motivated students and/or graduates to support its research activities.

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) is a non-governmental and independent organisation providing free of charge treatment and rehabilitation services for torture victims in its four treatment centres throughout the country. Additionally, it monitors and documents human rights violations in Turkey, undertakes research on human rights issues, and carries out trainings and other awareness raising activities.

The aim of any internship or voluntary work at HRFT is to provide knowledge of and experience in the field of human rights in Turkey, in particular on issues such as torture, ill-treatment and freedom of expression and thought.

Internships can be full-time or part-time and the length of the internship can vary between three and six months. Internships are unpaid.

NOTE: HRFT internship programme for 2016 is fully scheduled. Thank you for your interest.

Qualifications

The internship is open to students and/or graduates of political science, law, international relations, sociology or other related areas. Candidates should have a strong interest in human rights, especially in issues such as torture and freedom of expression. Interns are expected to work independently and conduct research as well as have the creativity to develop own ideas. Knowledge of international and human rights law is desirable.

The intern should be able to work on an academic level in English and should at least have basic Turkish language skills. Interns are encouraged to attend a Turkish language course during their internship.

Tasks

Internship tasks might include:

  • Research on torture-related legal and political developments and other human rights issues;
  • Researching daily news on human rights violations in Turkey (English, Turkish, and other media);
  • Project assistance;
  • Background research for conferences;
  • Translating and revising daily reports (from/to English);
  • Revising and editing the website content;
  • Supporting HRFT’s relations with relevant organisations in the home country.

Application

Please send your CV and cover letter specifying your dates of availability to tihv@tihv.org.tr.

25 – HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 2000

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LEGAL UNIT

Ensuring accountability on torture and ill-treatment cases is one of the main aims of HRFT since its foundation. By the knowledge of justice is important for the recovery process of a torture survivor, we are struggling to enlighten the cases and put the perptrators on trial.

For this purpose, the evidences and documentation of torture play an important role. However, insufficient and deficient judicial reports leaves torture survivors desperate in their fight against impunity. That is why, by the coordination of our law department, our volunteer lawyers try to give support to our applicants’ cases.

Furthermore, by the efforts of HRFT, Turkish Medical Association (TMA), Society of Forensic Medicine Specialists and other professional bodies, we are preparing “alternative medical evaluation reports” by paying attention to the ethical values and the frame of UN Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the Istanbul Protocol.

Türkiye İnsan Hakları Hareketi Konferansı 1998-1999

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Türkiye İnsan Hakları Hareketi 1. ve 2. Konferansları 1998-1999 Bildirileri

 

23 – HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 1999

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HRFT 1998 Human Rights Report

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17 – HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 1998

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17 – HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 1997

Click here to download HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 1997.

HRFT 1996 Human Rights Report

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HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 1996

Click here to download HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 1996.