The toolkit was prepared by Siyah Bant and Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center and contains suggestions for Turkish artists and art institutions on how to pursue legal remedies when their right to artistic freedom is violated. The toolkit comprises two sections. The first part, “Legal Framework,” outlines the basic parameters of the freedom of expression in the arts as well as information about Turkish and international legislation regarding the freedom of artistic expression. The second part, “Practical Information and Recommendations,” contains sample cases adapted from actual stories of censorship, and roadmaps that artists and arts institutions can follow when they encounter repression of their rights to freedom of expression.
A digital copy of the toolkit in Turkish is available for download at the website of Siyah Bant.
Source: Siyah Bant press relaease