Category: PUBLICATIONS

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE ROBOSKI MASSACRE DECISION OF THE ECTHR

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE ROBOSKI MASSACRE DECISION OF THE ECTHR

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE ROBOSKI MASSACRE DECISION OF THE ECTHR 23 May 2018, Ankara- Diyarbakır Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found the application about Roboski massacre which is one of the gravest in the history of Turkey, “inadmissible” on the grounds that the domestic remedies were not exhausted. (Selahattin Encü and Others v. Turkey, no. 49976/16, […]

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116 – Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 2016

116 – Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 2016

Click here to download HRFT Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 2016.

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War Kills! No to War! We Want Peace!

War Kills! No to War! We Want Peace!

21 Jan 2018 The statements of the Turkish political authority regarding military intervention into Afrin in Syrian lands turned into a hot war on 20 January 2018. The air operation to Afrin was launched subsequent to the statements of the President of the Republic and then of General Staff. Additionally, it is understood from the images of the press that […]

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Curfews in Turkey within the Last 2 Years Since 16 August 2015

Curfews in Turkey within the Last 2 Years Since 16 August 2015

August 17, 2017   In 2015, the conflicts in Turkey have begun right after the General Elections on June 7, 2015 also due to the effect of the developments in Middle East, along with the reason that a democratic and peaceful solution on Kurdish issue was not able to be implemented as a holistic programme. Within this period, the first […]

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Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 June 2017

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 June 2017

1 June 2017 According to the information gathered by the HRFT Documentation Centre, between 16 August 2015 and 1 June 2017, there has been at least 218 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and open-ended curfews in 10 cities and at least 43 districts of Turkey. These cities are as follows: DİYARBAKIR (127 times), MARDİN (32 times), HAKKÂRİ (20 times), ŞIRNAK […]

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Tortured Children and Children of Torture Survivors (Publication Nr.114)

Tortured Children and Children of Torture Survivors (Publication Nr.114)

In Turkey, the use of torture against children are most commonly reported for children living on the street and children living in war and armed conflicts. Torture can affect a child directly or indirectly. Directly; children were tortured by stripped naked, beating with solid objects such as kicks, slaps, punches, shields, truncheons, batons, sticks, etc., subjected to Riot Control Agents […]

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112 – Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee against Torture for its Consideration of the 4th Periodic Report of Turkey

112 – Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee against Torture for its Consideration of the 4th Periodic Report of Turkey

Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee against Torture for its Consideration of the 4th Periodic Report of Turkey is alternative to the Replies of the Government of Turkey to the list of issues prior to the submission of the fourth periodic report (LoIPR), distributed on 26 January 2014. On the other hand this report aims to bring the concerning issues […]

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108 – Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 2015

108 – Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Report 2015

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108 – National Preventive Mechanism Evaluation Report (July, 2015)

108 – National Preventive Mechanism Evaluation Report (July, 2015)

Click here to reach National Preventive Mechanism Evaluation Report published on July, 2015.

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105 – By the Rules: Comparative Study on the Legal Framework of Torture in Turkey and Israel

105 – By the Rules: Comparative Study on the Legal Framework of Torture in Turkey and Israel

This research began by questioning the root causes of impunity for torture and other forms of ill treatment1 in Turkey and Israel. Our main focus was the means by which states construct the regime of impunity. Yet in examining this question, we have been motivated not only by an academic curiosity regarding the nature of impunity, but also by the […]

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