Turkey Human Rights Blog

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.