This presentation by Deniz Arbet Nejbir is part of Panel Discussion II: Victimization of Kurds by the Current Turkish Law Part I of the Conference on the Kurdish Question in Turkey hosted by the Law School and ISCTSJ at Queen's University Belfast on 17 April 2013.
The presentation is entitled 'The Use of the Kurdish Language before the Public Authorities'. It critically examines the legal status of the use of the Kurdish language before public authorities in the light of the current Constitutional reforms in Turkey. The presentation challenges the definition of the minority in the Turkish law in the light of international and regional minority rights instruments. It focuses on the 1982 Turkish Constitution and legal reforms required by Turkey's proposed accession to the European Union. The presentation concludes that while the reforms have introduced some positive changes, the reforms are more symbolic and far from being the required fundamental constitutional changes.
The views expressed during this presentation are the views of the speakers alone.
Copyright © 2013 Queen's University Belfast and the speakers.
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