Minerva BHR is the first NGO in Turkey with a central focus on business and human rights.

Minerva BHR aims to contribute to the following:
Promoting Responsible Business Conduct
Combatting Modern Slavery
Advocating Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights


Comparative Table of Legal Instruments and Legislative Proposals on Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence


German Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains Act


Child Friendly Space

Seasonal migrant workers and their families, who come to the Isparta every year to work in the rose harvest, spend most of their lives in different geographiea and different provinces under difficult conditions, in pursuit of the harvested products.


Justice is Everybody’s Business


Our Focus

Minerva BHR engages in the following thematic areas within its collaborative, grant-funded and research projects:

Modern slavery

Forced labour & Human trafficking

Occupational safety & health

Living wage for workers

Conflict-affected and high-risk areas

Child labour

Climate change & Clean environment

Migrant workers

Union rights at work

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Access to remediation

Our Team

Dr. Çiğdem ÇIMRIN

Co-Founder & Chairperson

Çiğdem is a qualified lawyer and a business and human rights expert with a PhD in public law with thesis on “A Right-Based Approach to Companies’ Human Rights Responsibility: Human Rights Due Diligence”

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Dr. Pınar KARA

Co-Founder & Vice-Chairperson

Pınar is a qualified lawyer and a business and human rights expert with a PhD in private law with thesis on “Tort Liability in Corporate Groups: A Comparative Analysis with Particular Focus on Turkey”.

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