Our Principle

Our Principles

  1. PEACEFUL: The Human Rights Platform acts with the vision of ending all forms of wars, oppression, and violence and defends the right to peace. It fights peacefully for an order where everyone can express themselves freely without discrimination, have equal access to their rights, and live in peace with each other.
  2.  ANTI-MILITARIST: The Human Rights Platform rejects militarism based on hierarchy, reinforcing masculine domination, and embodying nationalist values; takes an anti-militarist stance against the militarist system that includes a culture of authority, oppression, and violence.
  3. ANTI-CAPITALIST: The Human Rights Platform is aware of the restrictions that capitalism has placed on human rights and freedoms and examines the connection between the capitalist system and violations of rights. Being aware of the fact that it cannot isolate itself from the system we live in, Platform criticizes the domination of nature, animals, humans, and all living things and adopts an anti-capitalist attitude while carrying out its activities to the extent its possibilities allow.
  4.  ANTI-HIERARCHIC: The Human Rights Platform cares about the inverse of the hierarchical system, that is, the freedom of individuals to choose and express themselves and their mode of existence without being exposed to external pressure, regardless of the lower, upper, status, and class relations among individuals.
  5. FEMINIST: The Human Rights Platform rejects all power and power relations that depend on masculine domination relations and aims to achieve gender equality. The platform defines gender equality as the elimination of all unequal power relations based on gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and ensuring de facto equality.
  6.  TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE: The Human Rights Platform cares that its decisions are taken through participatory ways and evaluates the corporate decisions it produces within the framework of the principle of not causing harm and shares them with the public. The platform takes all its decisions responsibly and acts in an accountable manner.
  7.  INTERSECTIONAL: The Human Rights Platform believes that there are some common lines where all discriminations intersect and that social inequalities support each other with the intertwining of these different lines of domination. For this reason, it aims to fight against all kinds of domination by evaluating these intersecting lines and forms of domination at every moment of life.
  8. DEMOCRACY AND MULTIVOCALITY: The Human Rights Platform advocates a participatory democracy model that embraces the widest participation in the decisions taken. The platform advocates that everyone can express their views and thoughts freely without being subject to restrictions and considers this as one of the most basic building blocks of democracy.
  9. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY: Within the scope of its work, the Human Rights Platform uses the knowledge and experience of different disciplines together, without putting any hierarchy between them.
  10. NO HARM PRINCIPLE: The Human Rights Platform does not take steps that may worsen the situation or increase the vulnerability of the subjects and always prioritises their safety and interests.
  11. AUTONOMY-INDEPENDENCE: The Human Rights Platform produces its decisions independently of political parties, states, governments, or companies.
  12. ANTI-DISCRIMINATION: All discrimination based on race, language, religion, political opinion, ethnic identity, class, marital status, refugee or immigrant status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or social origin, health status and other status. stands against its forms and struggles to eliminate discrimination.
  13. ANTI-RACIST: The Human Rights Platform stands against all discriminations and exclusions based on race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin that prevent equal recognition of human rights and fundamental freedoms in political, economic, social, cultural and any field of public life.
  14. ETHICS: The Human Rights Platform adheres to ethical principles such as honesty, proper use of authority and responsibilities, predictability and accountability.
  15. ECOLOGIST: The Human Rights Platform is a platform that places emphasis on the need to get rid of our daily life habits that put people at the centre and that humans should be a living species that has to integrate into nature. It also works actively to mainstream ecological consumption patterns in the practices of the Human Rights Platform.
  16. NON CIS-HETERONORMATIVE: The Human Rights Platform believes that discrimination based on gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and/or gender identity should be combated. It fights peacefully to end homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, and to achieve and protect Universal Human Rights and Freedoms of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Plus (LGBTI+) people and raise awareness in this regard in society.
  17. INCLUSIVE: The Human Rights Platform believes that diversity is a part of our daily lives, that it can end the polarisation of societies and that we can learn a lot from our differences. As a platform that cares about diversity, the Human Rights Platform has a very wide range of inclusion.
  18. COMMITMENT TO UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLES: The Human Rights Platform believes in the universality of human rights principles and argues that rights are indivisible and inalienable. The platform bases its work on international human rights standards and struggles to achieve these standards.
  19.  ACCESSIBLE: The Human Rights Platform cares about accessibility in its work and aims to overcome the existing systematic barriers so that everyone has equal access to the platform.
  20. RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH: The Human Rights Platform follows a rights-based approach in its activities and advocates the implementation and development of international human rights standards. Believing that the responsibilities and duties to be taken for this purpose should be increased, it adopts the equal access of rights holders to rights. Struggling with vulnerabilities resulting from platform, domination relations and discriminatory practices.