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Fatma Benli

İSTANBUL, TURKEY

  • Attorney
  • Human Rights Activist
  • Turkey's Representative to the International Jurists Union

Having  graduated from the Faculty of Law at İstanbul University, Mrs. Fatma Benli is continuing her education to receive her Ph.D. degree in private law at Marmara University, also in Istanbul.

She is a member of the National Human Rights Institution of Turkey and is listed among "The 500 Most Influential  Muslims" in a publication released by Georgetown University.

She is group secretary of the Black Sea Region Group of Committee of Wise People, which is comprised of 63 members who are expected to improve the climate for peaceful relations in the country.

She is also Turkey's representative in the International Jurists Union.  Having served for 12 years in various foundations focusing on women, law and international  law, she has delivered a countless number of presentations on human rights both in Turkey and abroad.

She has books and articles published with concentration on the public sphere of freedom of expression, European  Court of Human  Rights, United National Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, violence against women, honor killings, property regimes, and human rights.