Workshop on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

From April 26 to 30, 2018 the European Center for Kurdish Studies (EZKS) organized a workshop on human rights, democracy and the rule of law with participants from Afrin in Istanbul. Together, the participants discussed the current situation in Afrin and set up a priority list for restoring security and improving the humanitarian situation in the region. In addition, the invited experts – Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Belser, constitutional lawyer at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and Dr. Sören Keil, political scientist at Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom – introduced ways how the rule of law and democratic institutions and procedures can be put into practice at the local level. At the end of the workshop the participants expressed their satisfaction and articulated their interest in participating in further dialogue workshops.