The case of lawyer Erol Altintas has highlighted the worrying practice of Turkish courts of using perfectly legal activities as grounds for criminal conviction, as well as ignoring relevant rulings by the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee, raising doubts about the fairness and independence of the country’s legal system.
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
Italian Federation for Human Rights today published a new report on the misuse of the anti-terrorism framework by Turkish authorities.
The ECtHR ruled that Turkey violated the European Convention on Human Rights by detaining 82 judges and prosecutors after a failed 2016 coup.
Lawyer Mehmet Ali Uçar, who is visually impaired and has haemophilia and is imprisoned in Izmir Menemen R Type Prison, is not released despite having four reports from the Turkish Forensic Medicine Institution stating that he cannot stay in prison.
The 10-year-long trial of twenty-two lawyers of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) ended with an unjust and cruel decisions as all lawyers have been sentenced to prison time.
In his censored speech, Turkey’s top lawyer: the most important issue is to ensure the independence and impartiality of the judiciary
In his censored speech, Turkey’s top lawyer: the most important issue is to ensure the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.