The Arrested Lawyers Initiative produced a new factsheet on Turkey’s Criminal Peace Judgeships.
FACTSHEETS & SUBMISSIONS
Stats are quite alarming both with regard to sheer volume of the cases considered and low percentage of the decisions establish a right violation. It is self-evident that a Court with 15 members cannot duly render 186.701 decisions within seven years, and a Court which dismisses 96% of the applications cannot be regarded as providing an effective remedy.
Since 2014, and increasingly after the attempted coup of 2016, the TCC has aligned with the AKP Government. Although, the TCC rarely delivers decisions upholding rights and freedoms, these decisions are perceived as strategical decisions to prevent the ECtHR from reversing its decision recognizing the TCC as an effective remedy.
Joint submission by the ALI, the ODF and the HRD on abuse of Anti-Terror Law and criminalization of legitimate exercise of the freedom of expression
A coalition consists of the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Human Rights Defenders e.V. made a joint submission titled ‘ARBITRARY APPLICATION OF ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS AND CRIMINALIZATION OF USING AN I-MESSAGE APPLICATION (BYLOCK)‘ to the United Nations… Read More ›
International Coalition consists of Bar Associations and NGOs made submission on rights violations in Turkey
International Coalition consists of Law Society of England & Wales, Bar Human Rights Committee, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, Conseil National des Barreaux, European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World… Read More ›
The Arrested Lawyers made submission to the United Nations on ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative made submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review for Turkey, The submission titled ‘Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers (2016-2019) | Unjust Arrests and Convictions’ covers mass arbitrary prosecution of lawyers, violation of Turkish lawyers’ the… Read More ›
The @ArrestedLawyers Initiative published a factsheet titled Enforced Disappearances and Turkey. To download the factsheet as a pdf document click here.
The @ArrestedLawyers Initiative published a factsheet on Turkey’s state of emergency dismissals. It includes the latest statistics on the Inquiry Commission’s work, criteria applied for the dismissals and the definition of the connection and cohesion made by Ankara Regional Appeal Court.
According to our survey there is a steady increase in the use of anti-terrorism law on individuals by public prosecutors. In 2017 and 2018, public prosecutors have indicted more than 300.000 individuals under 309-316 of Turkish Penal Code which stipulate crimes against the Constitutional Order.