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About Latif Tas

Latif Tas is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He has been writing on legal pluralism, diaspora mobilization, transnationalism, gender, conflict and peace in Europe and Middle East, with special reference to Kurds and Turks. He is author of Legal Pluralism in Action: Dispute Resolution and the Kurdish Peace Committee (Ashgate 2014). His research project on gender and alternative dispute resolution has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 703201. SOAS (London), Syracuse University (New York) and MPI for Social Anthropology (Halle) are hosts of his research.

Articles by Latif Tas

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Kurds and Turks are at the edge of a cliff

Ayla Akat, women’s rights activist, has for many years sought a political solution to the Turkish-Kurdish conflict while defending the rights of the Kurdish minority in Turkey. She has been arrested. Interview.

Kurdish women’s battle continues against state and patriarchy, says first female co-mayor of Diyarbakir. Interview

After this military coup, the government may use this as an excuse to strengthen their sexist, militarist and anti-democratic policies further. We face this danger now.

15 steps for Turkish-Kurdish peace

For a ‘one state solution’, and sustainable peace, political and constitutional changes need to be adopted, appreciated and practiced not only by the state, but across society.

What kind of peace? The case of the Turkish and Kurdish peace process

Past experience suggests that this unclarity about the peace process may once again open the door for brutal conflict.

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