s Turkey enters a new election process, the government prepared a new law bill to control the spread of all kinds of news and information and submitted it to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Although the bill, which foresees changes in many laws and consists of a total of 40 …Read More »
We Condemn the Zakho Massacre and Demand that Perpetrators be Revealed!
On 20 July 2022 as a result of lethal artillery fire in Zakho district of the province of Dohuk within the boundaries of Iraqi Federal Kurdistan Region, 9 civilians including 2 children were killed and at least 22 people were injured. We deeply deplore the incident, remember the lost souls …Read More »
Updated Situation Report- State of Emergency in Turkey 21 July 2016 – 20 March 2018
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STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC
The right to defend our rights is a fundamental right. We demand the release of rights defenders and revocation of the investigations and cases filed against them ! 24 October 2017 As we explained in detail in the file notes announced to the public on 11 July, 14 August and …Read More »
ACADEMICS FOR PEACE: DEFENDING ACADEMIC FREEDOMS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY
Yaman Akdeniz-Kerem Altıparmak The purpose of this book was to present a comprehensive assessment of the legal dimensions of a process which can be best described as a witch-hunt started after the signing and publishing of the Declaration of Academics for Peace in January 2016. This fifteen period is marked …Read More »
Joint Press Statement concerning the Arrest of Amnesty International Turkey Chairperson Taner Kılıç
Taner Kılıç who was detained early in the morning on 6 June 2017 was arrested on 9 June 2017 late in the night at about 23.30. Since the arrest decision is a clear violation of the right to liberty and security of the person, human rights defenders and civil society …Read More »
IS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY INQUIRY COMMISSION, ESTABLISHED BY EMERGENCY DECREE 685, AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY?
Following the proposal made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe as well as the Venice Commission concerning the creation of an independent ad hoc body for the examination of individual cases of dismissals, subject to subsequent judicial review, the Government issued a Decree Law No: 685 concerning …Read More »
OPEN LETTER to the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
OPEN LETTER to the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly From the Human Rights Organisations 13 October 2016 Distinguished Speaker, We write you this letter with reference to the statement of 1 October 2016 made by AK Party Deputy and Chairperson of TGNA Prisons Sub-Committee Mr Mehmet Metiner …Read More »
Muzaffer Şakar, executive of Democrat Judiciary Association, Judge at Diyarbakır Court House and Human Rights Defender, must be released!
Taken under custody on 11 August 2016, Muzaffer Şakar –executive of Democrat Judiciary Association and one of the judges at Diyarbakır Court House– is a human rights defender well-known to all institutions and bodies dealing with human rights issues and well-respected due to his work on human rights and specifically …Read More »
Government statement regarding the establishment of the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey: the issue of the institutionalization of human rights is perceived fully from an instrumental perspective!
Deputy PM and gov’t spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş has shared with the press the cabinet decree on the establishment of the “Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey”, an issue on the agenda of the cabinet during its 11 January 2016 meeting. Noting that the institution was taken up in the …Read More »