We, in seven chapters, have summarized the political control over the Turkish Constitutional Court, the insecurity of the tenure of judges, the ineffectiveness of decisions to release, the ineffectiveness of the decisions of the Turkish Constitutional Court, international courts and tribunals, and political interference in the judicial process.
Joint Report with the Italian National Bar Council
On the occasion of Lawyers’ Day in Turkey (5th April), the Italian National Bar Council (Il Consiglio Nazionale Forense) published our report in English and Italian.
Statement on the Lawyers’ Day in Turkey (April 5, 2020)
5th April is the Lawyers’ Day in Turkey, the country in which lawyers have been exposed to a relentless purge. Our latest report has revealed that since the attempted coup of 2016, more than 1,500 lawyers have been prosecuted, 605… Read More ›
Report update: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey (2016-2020)
According to report, since 2016’s coup attempt, there has been a relentless campaign of arrests which has targeted fellow lawyers across the country. As of February 2020, more than 1500 lawyers have been prosecuted and 605 lawyers arrested (remanded to pretrial detention). So far, 345 lawyers have been sentenced to 2158 years in prison on the grounds of membership of an armed terrorism organization or of spreading terrorist propaganda.
UPR-Turkey: The UN Working Group published summary of stakeholders’ submissions
The Universal Periodic Review of Turkey was carried out in January 2020 in Geneva. 98 NGOs made submission on Turkey’s human rights report. Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review published summary of stakeholders’ submissions. English: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_E Spanish: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_S French: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_F Stakeholders submissions are… Read More ›
New Report: The Erosion of Property Rights In Turkey
Brussel based human rights group Platform for Peace and Justice published a new report titled ‘The Erosion of Property Rights In Turkey’. The report shows how the Turkish Government unlawfully intervenes into property rights in the pretext of the state of emergency and counter-terrorism measures.