European Court of Human Rights found on 31 May 2022 that the pretrial detention of lawyer Taner Kılıç then president of Amnesty Turkey between June 2017 and August 2018 breached his several rights envisaged in the European Convention on Human Rights
ECtHR: Arrest and pretrial detention of justices Erdal Tercan and Alparslan Altan is unlawful
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the arrest, pretrial detention and house search of the purged justice of the Turkish Constitutional Court (TCC) breached a number of human rights violations and ordered damages to be paid. The judgment is not a surprise as the ECtHR reached the same conclusion in the case of Alparslan Altan who was the other purged justice of the TCC.
Grand Chamber of the ECtHR: Turkey’s anti-terror provision is not foreseeable
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights established that Turkey’s anti-terror provision was not foreseeable.
Grand Chamber’s judgment strongly indicates that Turkey’s mass-detentions under the Art. 314 of Penal Code would be condemned by the Court.
Opinions by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Human Rights Committee (Re: Turkey)
Compilation of recent opinions of the UN Human Rights Committee and WGAD delivered at individual complaints versus Turkey.
The German Federal Constitutional Court: Turkey highly likely will not respect minimum standards deriving from international law
The German Federal Constitutional Court (GFCC) decided a lower court’s decision ordering the extradition of an individual to Turkey violated German law and Germany’s obligation deriving from international law.
The GFCC ruled that Turkey highly will not respect minimum standards deriving from international law. Therefore, an extradition decision which relied on the assurances provided by the Turkish government that the prosecution was not based on political grounds was unlawful and thus should be annulled.
The UN Committee Against Torture: extradition to Turkey would constitute a breach of article 3 of the Convention.
The UN Committee decided that there was a substantial risk of torture for those who were thought to be members, or actually were members, of the Gulen movement, if they are extradited to Turkey.