The Arrested Lawyers Initiative’s input for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on torture is now available on OHCHR’s website.
Torture and Impunity
Dr. Alice Edwards, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment submitted its report titled “Good practices in national criminalization, investigation, prosecution and sentencing for offences of torture” to the Human Rights Council during… Read More ›
Ankara Bar’s new reports contain both horrific accounts of systemic police brutality and of sexual attacks.
The Turkish judiciary, which was meticulously designed by Erdogan through a number of legislations and of course dismissal of thousands of judges in the wake of the failed coup of July 2016, is clearly unwilling to offer a remedy to victims of torture for the pain they have endured.
The UK barrister Michael Polak answers Mr Owen Bowcott’s questions: Why can not the victims get justice within Turkey and why should the UK government consider the submission made by the Turkey Human Rights Accountability Project?
The Turkish Constitutional Court established that Turkish lawyer Gürsu Avcı was tortured in a police station where he went to provide legal counsel with three suspects. (Gürsu Avcı, B. No: 2017/20159, 13/4/2021) On 19.07.2016, Mr Avcı, who was assigned by… Read More ›