Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP)

2011 Justice Prize

Laureate Profile

Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) is a London-based organization that seeks to focus international attention on human rights violations committed against people living within the Kurdish regions. Since its founding in 1992, it has represented more than 500 applicants in cases brought to hold governments accountable for victimization of their citizens and to mandate local compliance with international human rights standards. Its observation of trials reminds local tribunals that there is international interest in rights compliance, and its fact-finding missions have been a valuable source of information about human rights violations in areas where such information is typically not otherwise available. KHRP’s reports and briefing papers are an important resource for governmental bodies throughout Europe and the world.