Project Responsibilities:

UK news and research

Contact Information:

email: [email protected] 

Professional Positions:

PhD Student at the School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Early history of the qur’ānic text
  • Islamic political thought
  • Islam and human rights
  • Muslims in Britain and Turkey
  • Muslims and media
  • Shi’ism
  • Islamic Mysticism

Professional Bio:

Seyfeddin Kara was born and raised in Turkey. He graduated with a BA in History from Uludag University, Turkey. After which he moved to the UK where he obtained a Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the London School of Economics, University of London.  He pursued Islamic studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and is currently a PhD Student at the School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham.

He worked with the Islamic Human Rights Commission, a UK based NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations from 2005 to 2011. During his work at the IHRC, he has authored several reports submitted to various UN treaty bodies (CERD, CEDAW and UPR). He has also given expert testimonies at the UK courts on various high profile anti-terrorism cases

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