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KHRP Speaks at Centre for Applied Human Rights at York University
KHRP delivered a successful workshop for students at the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York on 13 May 2009, as part of the Centre’s new Applied Human Rights MA programme.

The three-hour workshop, delivered by Acting Legal Officer Saadiya Chaudary, began with a brief presentation outlining the human rights situation in the Kurdish regions and the work that KHRP has done over the years to address this situation. This was followed by an explanation of the mechanisms involved in promoting protection of human rights within the European framework, including the European Social Charter, the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture, the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The presentation went on to explain the process of filing and pursuing applications before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), including issues such as registration and examination of the case, interim measures, fact-finding missions by the Court, admissibility criteria, friendly settlements, and judgment and enforcement.

Later in the workshop, participants were given several hypothetical scenarios involving potential applications to the ECtHR and were asked to develop advice for the applicants based on their knowledge of the Court and the legislative framework in which it operates.

KHRP would like to thank Professor Paul Gready, the founding director of the Centre for Applied Human Rights, for the invitation to deliver the workshop.