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ICC Coalitions Urges Turkish and Sudanese Govenment

Coalition for International Criminal Court in Turkey urged the Turkish Govenment to act in line with the decisions of the International Criminal Court and warn the Sudanese government to cooperate with the Court. The press release is available on ICC Coalition web site.

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Press Release – The Threat against Bask1n Oran

Scientist and human rights defender Prof. Dr. Baskın Oran has been threatened by persons using the name of TİT (Turkish Revenge Brigade). “TİT” was also a signature used by those persons who tried to kill Akın Birdal, former president of Human Rights Association, on 12 May 1998.

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Article 301 should be totally abolished!

The proposal to amend Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code on 7 April 2008 by a group of Justice and Development Party MPs will not clear the barrier against freedom of expression that the article creates. Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code was used to try 2724 individuals, …

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Court Case Against Human Rights Defender Nalan Erkem

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Human Rights Association – Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity with Oppressed People   “no one shall be subjected to punishment or adverse action of any kind for refusing” violations of human rights and freedoms  “UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders”Article 10, 8 December 1998  Today, …

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ICC Meetings in Istanbul and Ankara!

Coalition for the International Criminal Court is organizing two meetings on the Court with participation of international experts and academicians. The conferences take place in İstanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences on 17 December 2007 and in Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences on 18 December 2007. The conferences are …

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Workshop on Right to Health

A training workshop on the right to health is organized a part of the joint program for developing an alternative report for the Committee on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights. The program is run by Human Rights Joint Platform and the Human Rights Center of İstanbul Bilgi University. This meeting …

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State of Emergency in Pakistan

Human Rights organisations in Turkey are deeply saddened and concerned with the imposition of a state of emergency and the suspension of the constitution on November 3, 2007 by the President Pervez Musharraf acting in his capacity as army chief of staff. The ongoing escalation of vast human rights violations …

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