Prof Dr Yaman Akdeniz
Westminster Debate ‘Freedom of Expression during the EU Accession Process’
Professor of Law, and vice-chancellor, at the Human Rights Law Centre at the Faculty of Law,IstanbulBilgiUniversity. Prof Akdeniz held a position as senior lecturer at theSchool ofLaw at theUniversity ofLeeds until 2009, as well as being a founder and director of Cyber-Rights.org, and is the co-founder of BilgiEdinmeHakki.org, a pressure group working in the field of freedom of information law inTurkey. His recent publications include Internet Child Pornography and the Law: National and International Responses (London: Ashgate, 2008); and Racism on the Internet (Council of Europe Publishing, 2010). Prof Akdeniz also authored the Report of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media onTurkey and Internet Censorship.