A two-day training on “Human Rights and Migration” was organized on August 18-19, 2022 in Ankara for the second group of staff of the Institution of Human Rights and Equal Türkiye (HREIT), within the framework of Action “Strengthening the protection of the human rights of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”. The first training cycle for HREIT was organized in Ankara on June 23 and 24, 2022 with the participation of 43 experts from the institution.
Through its activities and annual reports, HREIT aims to protect and promote human rights, to guarantee the right to equal treatment and to ensure an effective fight against torture and ill-treatment.
As part of the aforementioned training, 32 participants had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the national and international legal framework on migration, the prohibition of degrading or inhuman treatment or punishment, the principle of non-refoulement ( refoulement), the right to liberty and security, expulsion and detention under the Aliens and International Protection Act number 6458, and the protection of privacy and family life in the context of the migration.
The content of the training has been adapted to the needs of the institution in order to ensure that staff acquire an in-depth knowledge of the rights of migrants and refugees to ensure better protection of the rights concerned.
Certificates were presented to the participants by HREIT Vice President, Mr. Yılmaz Bölükbaşı. He thanked the trainers and the project team for the well organized and fruitful training. The representatives of the Council of Europe and HREIT expressed their willingness to continue their co-operation in the future.
The training was organized within the framework of the action “Strengthening the protection of the human rights of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, which is part of the European Union/Council of titled Europe “Horizontal Facility-II for Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”.