Asst. Prof. Kerem Altıparmak

Asst. Prof. @ Ankara University

Kerem Altiparmak is the Director of Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. He is teaching human rights law both at graduate and post-graduate level. He has also worked in a number of human rights projects with human rights NGOs in Turkey. He is currently working with the Human Rights Joint Platform in the Monitoring of the Implementation of the ECHR Judgments in Turkey programme.
He also worked with Prof. Yaman Akdeniz (İstanbul Bilgi University) in a number of freedom of expression projects. Their current Project, entitled “Democratization and Internet Freedom Programme in Turkey” includes training of lawyers, setting up law clinics and provision of support for digital activists and members of civil society organizations in exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association in Turkey.
Research interests: ECHR, freedom of expression, prohibition of torture, theories of rights, impunity.

Widely published in Turkish and English. English publications include:

“The Silencing Effect on Dissent and Freedom of Expression in Turkey”, (with Yaman Akdeniz) (2015), Protection of Journalists, CoE Publication.

“The European System for the Protection of Human Rights in Crisis: The End of the Road?” (2009) 3 Journal of European Criminal Law 5-23.

“Human Rights Act: Extra-territorial Application”, (2008) 72 Journal of Criminal Law 27.

Internet: Restricted Access – A Critical Assessment of Internet Content Regulation and Censorship in Turkey, (with Yaman Akdeniz), İmaj Publisher, Ankara

“After Şahin: The Debate on Headscarves is Not Over”, (with Onur Karahanoğulları) (2006) 2 European Constitutional Law Review 268.

“Bankovic: An Obstacle to the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Iraq?” (2004) 9 Journal of Conflictand Security Law 213

“The Application of the Concept of Continuing Violation to the Duty to Investigate, Prosecute and Punish under International Human Rights Law”, (2003) 21-25 Turkish Yearbook of Human Rights 3.

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