About CDPR

Centre for Democracy and Peace Research (CDPR)

The research centre  aims to promote advancement of education and human rights in the UK, Turkey and elsewhere


The objects of the CDPR are to promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) throughout the world by all or any of the following means:

  • Promoting human rights at home and abroad
  • Relieving need among the victims of human rights abuse
  • Research into human rights issues
  • Educating the public about human rights
  • Contributing to the sound administration of human rights law
  • Raising awareness of human rights issues
  • Promoting popular support for human rights
  • International advocacy of human rights
  • Eliminating infringements of human rights


First charity trustees

Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles (Chair)

Prof. Mehmet Ugur

Dr Noemi Levy Aksu

Dr Naif Bezwan

Dr Basak Ertur

Dr Burce Celik

Yesim Yaprak Yildiz

Ozan Kamiloglu