CGPL is happy to launch a collection of selected Turkish translations and analyses of the Views of the United Nations Treaty Bodies.  In the 2016 academic year, we aim to translate ten views from the United Nations Treaty Bodies Views and accompanying analyses. Given that Turkey is a state party to nine out of ten United Nations Human Rights Conventions, we believe that the translations of the views of the Treaty Bodies will bring  the United Nations Conventions closer to home. We start our selection with R.P.B. v. the Philippines, focussing on the need to combat rape myths and approach vulnerability in its multiple forms in criminal prosecutions.

Başak Çalı,

Director, Center for Global Public Law, Koç University Law School