Professor Yakin Ertürk will present this year's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture:
'Refugee rights: beyond the 1951 Convention'
The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Barbara Harrell-Bond, Founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre.
Yakin Ertürk (Turkey) received a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 1980. She served as a faculty member at the Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, from September 1986 to October 2010.
In addition to her academic career, she has worked for various national and international agencies on rural development and women in development, and she has provided training to public and civil actors on human rights and development issues.
In her capacity as the UN's Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, she undertook 17 country visits at the invitation of the governments concerned. Since November 2009, Yakin Ertürk has been serving on the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).
More information: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/harrell-bond-2013.
The lecture is free to attend but registration is required: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/harrell-bond-registration-2013.