1998 annual report
Kurdish Human Rights Project
The KHRP was established in December 1992 in response to the abysmal human rights situation in the Kurdish regions and the international community’s failure to effectively call Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and the former Soviet Union to account for the treatment of their Kurdish populations.
These states, encompassing the Kurdish regions, have ratified many international agreements relating to human rights, thereby freely volunteering their individual consent to be bound by them. KHRP was bom out of a desire to utilise these international instruments in order to ensure that consistent violators of human rights within the Kurdish regions were made accountable before the legal structures which police both the European and wider International communities. These initial seeds have metamorphosised into an organisation which consistently draws international attention to, and encourages international condemnation of, human rights ...