Category: NOTES and SPECIAL REPORTS

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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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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CE Commissioner for Human Rights:”Counter-terrorism Operations in the South East of Turkey Caused Widespread Human Rights Violations”

CE Commissioner for Human Rights:”Counter-terrorism Operations in the South East of Turkey Caused Widespread Human Rights Violations”

2.Dec.2016 “Numerous human rights of a very large civilian population in South-Eastern Turkey have been violated as a result of curfews imposed and anti-terrorism operations conducted there since August 2015. I call on Turkey  to stop using curfews in such a manner, investigate all allegations of human rights violations by state agents in an effective manner and put in place […]

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Physician Leaders Urge Turkish President to End Attacks on Doctors

Physician Leaders Urge Turkish President to End Attacks on Doctors

Below, you will find the plea of World Medical Association and the Standing Committee of European Doctors to the Turkish President to end the victimisation of doctors and the health service in Turkey. (21.11.2016) A plea to the Turkish President to end the victimisation of doctors and the health service in Turkey has been made by the World Medical Association and the Standing […]

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Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

21.08.2016 Curfews are implemented in southeastern Turkey since the collapse of resolution process in July 2015, yet their unlawfulness is even declared by the Venice Commission on their official Opinion on the legal framework of governing curfews.[1] The yearlong in-between August 16, 2015 and August 16, 2016 there has been at least 111 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] […]

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PHR Report on Southeastern Turkey: Health Care Under Siege

PHR Report on Southeastern Turkey: Health Care Under Siege

Crackdown in county’s restive southeast a grave foreshadowing of Turkey’s strong-arm tactics New York, NY – 09/08/2016 Over the past year, Turkish security forces have deliberately and unlawfully imposed a virtual state of emergency across the country’s southeast, according to a new report from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). That state of emergency led to hundreds of civilian deaths and […]

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Statement on the “Physician’s Positions Against Human Rights Violations”

Statement on the “Physician’s Positions Against Human Rights Violations”

August 9, 2016 Plotters of the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016 committed a crime against humanity. Thousands of civilians and army members are arrested within the scope of investigations aiming to reveal the responsibles of the coup attempt. In this process, the Turkish Medical Association declared its stance against military coups, by stressing that “the coup plotters should […]

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Maximum Duration of Detention Under State of Emergency Law in Turkey

Maximum Duration of Detention Under State of Emergency Law in Turkey

28 July 2016 In Turkey’s recent past, the partial application of the martial law began on November 1978; became permanent with the military coup of 12 September 1980; and lasted until July 19, 1987. As of 1984, application of martial law began to be terminated, yet in some cities it transformed into state of emergency law.  From this date onwards, […]

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Venice Commission Published its Opinion on the Legal Framework Governing Curfews in Turkey

Venice Commission Published its Opinion on the Legal Framework Governing Curfews in Turkey

30.06.2016 EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) published its opinion on the legal framework governing curfews in Turkey since August 2015 and declared it as: “96. Despite the seriousness of the situation they were facing, the Turkish authorities chose not to declare a state of emergency to engage in the security operations they considered necessary in the areas concerned, whereas […]

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Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 and Civilians who Lost Their Lives

Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 and Civilians who Lost Their Lives

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN AUGUST 16, 2015 and APRIL 20, 2016 and CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ACCORDING to the DATA of HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION of TURKEY DOCUMENTATION CENTER   Between the dates August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 there has been 65 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 22 districts of […]

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