The Commissioner for Human Rights of the COE: as a result of the lack of compliance by lower courts with its case-law, the mismatch between its capacity and the number of blocking decisions routinely taken, and the undue delays it accumulated in dealing with these cases, the Constitutional Court cannot be relied upon to remedy violations resulting from internet blocking at present.
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The UN: Detention of Turkish couple who are purged judges is arbitrary and unlawful
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention opted that detention of Melike Göksan and Mehmet Fatih Göksan who were judges in the province of Adana (Turkey), was arbitrary and unlawful. Melike Göksan and Mehmet Fatih Göksan are married. They were… Read More ›
Insecure property rights threaten Turkish economy
As of 5th September, 2019, the SDIF controls and manages 998 seized companies, and also the assets of 113 real persons. As announced on the web site of the SDIF, the total worth of the seized companies is 58.94 billion Turkish liras (appx. 10 Billion USD).
The Freedom of Association Vanished in Turkey
The right to freedom of assembly and association has been severely restricted in Turkey under increasingly authoritarian regime of president Erdogan.
[Blogpost] Using the ByLock in 1970
This is the translation of the article of lawyer Mr Levent Maziliguney published in Meridyenhaber. Please don’t say that there was no Internet in 1970 so Bylock could not be used. I know too that the internet was not invented yet in 1970…. Read More ›
Anniversaries: the good, the bad and the ugly
Diego García-Sayán who is the United Nation Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers penned a column for the El Pais titled ‘Aniversarios: lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo.’ Mr Garcia-Sayan criticized the European Court of Human Rights approach on Turkey’s Inquiry Commission on State of Emergency Measures.