Articles By: HRFT

8 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[i][ii][iii][iv][v] 8 February 2017 Daily Human Rights Report (02/058) Decree with the Force of Law No 686. On 7 February 2017 Decree with the Force of Law No 686 was issued by the Turkish Government. According to this decree, 4,464 persons who were working for the public were expelled. 893 persons were expelled from [...] Read more ›

7 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[i][ii][iii][iv][v] 7 February 2017 Daily Human Rights Report (02/047) Women Deaths… Bianet announced on 6 February 2016 that at least 261 women were killed on the basis of social gender and that in addition to this there were 66 cases in which offenders are not clarified, which are suspicious deaths, suicides and suicide attempts. [...] Read more ›

4-6 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[i][ii][iii][iv][v] 4-6 February 2017 Daily Human Rights Report (02/038) Protest Intervened in Istanbul… Police intervened to persons who were distributing “No” leaflets about the upcoming constitutional referendum on 4 February 2017 in Istanbul Kadiköy. As a consequence of the intervention, 3 persons were forcibly detained. Due to protest from the persons there, police drew [...] Read more ›

3 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[i][ii][iii][iv][v] 3 February 2017 Daily Human Rights Report (02/028) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Custody in Mersin… According to the news appeared in the press on 1 February and 2 February 2017, 10 persons, who were detained on 18 January 2017 and among whom there are members of Pir Sultan Abdal Culture Centre and Mersin [...] Read more ›

2 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[1][2][3][4][5] 2 February 2017 Daily Human Rights Report (02/013) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Custody in Mersin… According to the news appeared in the press on 1 February and 2 February 2017, 10 persons, who were detained on 18 January 2017 and among whom there are members of Pir Sultan Abdal Culture Centre and Mersin [...] Read more ›
1 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

1 February 2017 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[i][ii][iii][iv][v] 1 February 2017 Daily Human Rights Report (02/001) Curfews Since 16 August 2015… According to the information gathered by the HRFT Documentation Centre, between 16 August 2015 and 31 January 2017, there has been at least 169 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and open-ended curfews in 10 cities and at least 39 districts [...] Read more ›
Information Note on the Second Hearing of the Trial of Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

Information Note on the Second Hearing of the Trial of Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

January 12th, 2017 Dear friends and colleagues, As you know, Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (HRFT President and a member of the Independent Forensic Expert Group), Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters Without Borders’ representative in Turkey), and Ahmet Nesin (Journalist-Writer) have been tried for serving as the editors-in-chief-on-watch for one day, in the scope of a campaign of solidarity with the Özgür […]

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PHR: “Turkish Court Continues Baseless Case Against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı”

PHR: “Turkish Court Continues Baseless Case Against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı”

PHR continues to call for end to persecution of Fincancı, all human rights defenders in Turkey. 11 January 2017 A criminal court in Istanbul today again postponed the trial of prominent human rights defender Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime friend and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Last spring, […]

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IRCT to Observe Second Hearing of President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

IRCT to Observe Second Hearing of President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

10 January 2017 On 11 January, the second hearing of Professor Sebnem Korur Fincanci, President of the Human Rights Foundation Turkey (an IRCT member) and a member of the Independent Forensic Expert Group (IFEG) will take place in Istanbul. IRCT Director for Governance and Policy, Miriam Reventlow, will join a delegation of human rights defenders to observe the hearing. The […]

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Venice Commission’s Opinion on Emergency Decree Laws N°s667-676 Adopted Following the Failed Coup of 15 July 2016

Venice Commission’s Opinion on Emergency Decree Laws N°s667-676 Adopted Following the Failed Coup of 15 July 2016

12.Dec.2016 I. Introduction By letter of 27 September 2016, the Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) requested the opinion of the Venice Commission on the overall compatibility of the implementation of the state of emergency in Turkey, in particular all subsequent decree laws, with Council of Europe standards. So far, twelve […]

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