Grantee profile

Hafiza Merkezi

Hafiza Merkezi (Truth Justice Memory Centre) is an independent human rights organisation set up by a group of lawyers, journalists and human rights activists in Istanbul in 2011. They aim to uncover the truth concerning past violations of human rights, strengthen the collective memory about those violations, and support survivors in their pursuit of justice. Hafiza Merkezi’s activities include documentation in accordance with the universally accepted human rights standards, monitoring of precedent cases, as well as dissemination of marginalised truths and narratives on these violations to a large section of society, in order to support the recognition and rehabilitation of victims of such atrocities.