The European Union and Turkish Accession: Human Rights and the Kurds

The European Union and Turkish Accession: Human Rights and the Kurds



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The European Union and Turkish Accession: Human Rights and the Kurds by Kerim Yildiz, Mark Muller

The EU accession process will shape Turkey's future and, in particular, its potential to become a pluralist, democratic state with respect for international human rights. In this timely survey, Kerim Yildiz and Mark Muller explain and analyze the process of accession, focusing primarily on these associated human rights obligations and the extent of their implementation in Turkey.

The book addresses the variety of groups in Turkey who are affected by these negotiations and details the background of the Kurdish people—-the largest minority group in Turkey—-and their relationship to the Turkish republic.

This book is essential for students studying EU enlargement, particularly the human rights issues around the Turkish Accession, and those interested in the ongoing struggle of the Kurds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745327846
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 04/24/2008
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kerim Yildiz is the Chief Executive of the Kurdish Human Rights Project, an innovative London-based human rights organisation that strategically challenges legislation and practices in order to secure redress for survivors of human rights violations and to prevent future abuses. A Kurd and former refugee from political persecution, he has written and spoken extensively on issues of human rights, minority rights and international law.

Mark Muller is a leading barrister specialising in international human rights cases and criminal related litigation both at home and abroad. He is chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC), chair of the Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) and a director of the EUTCC (EU Turkey Civic Commission), each of which he helped establish.


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