Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty member Ayşe Kadıoğlu has been appointed as a member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Eminent Persons.
In light of the reference that the Council of Europe -as the guardian of the European Convention on Human Rights- has the responsibility to defend the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, the Group will meet between October 2010 and May 2011 in order to prepare a report. This report will assess the serious risks posed to the values of Council of Europe by rising intolerance and define a new concept of “living together” that could be proposed to the citizens of European societies. The Group comprises 9 eminent individuals who have expertise and particular interest in the subject. The report of the Group will be the basis of possible European Council action.