The main objective is to enhance protection of human rights in the context of migration and to strengthen the application of European standards in this field.

The main partners of the project are:

  • Ministry of Interior, including Directorate General of the Migration Management, Directorate General of Security, General Command of Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Command; 
  • Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services;
  • Ministry of Justice;
  • Justice Academy of Turkey;
  • Union of Turkish Bar Associations;
  • Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey;
  • Judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law enforcement officers;
  • Civil society organisations;
  • Migrants, asylum seekers, victims of trafficking and smuggling and persons in vulnerable situations, in particular, women and children.

The following results are expected:

  • Enhanced understanding of relevant stakeholders on human rights standards in the context of migration, particularly concerning women and vulnerable groups;
  • A strengthened human-rights’ based approach to smuggling of migrants

Training on Human Rights and Combating Smuggling of Migrants organised for Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy

10-13 OCTOBER 2022 ANTALYA

In the framework of the Action on “Strengthening the Human Rights Protection of Migrants and Victims of Human Trafficking in Turkey”, academic staff from the Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy, and staff of General Command of Gendarmerie raised their capacities through training on human rights...

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International Roundtable on Alternatives to Immigration Detention

1 SEPTEMBER 2022 ONLINE

Held online on 1 September 2022 within the scope of Action “Strengthening the Human Rights Protection of Migrants and Victims of Human Trafficking in Turkey”, the international roundtable brought together the representatives of the Presidency of Migration Management (PMM) of Türkiye and...

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Monitoring Visit to Aydın Removal Centre by Council of Europe and HREIT

25 AUGUST 2022 AYDIN

A delegation comprising the representatives of Council of Europe and experts from the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Türkiye (HREIT) visited the Aydın Removal Centre on 25 August 2022, within the scope of the Action “Strengthening the Human Rights Protection of Migrants and Victims of...

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