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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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We Lost Helmut Oberdiek, one of the Founders of HRFT Documentation Center…

We Lost Helmut Oberdiek, one of the Founders of HRFT Documentation Center…

April 28, 2016 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our valuable friend Helmut Oberdiek, whose contributions are inutterable to Human Rights Foundation of Turkey from the very first day back in 1990. Following the 1980 coup d’etat, Helmut was the director of Amnesty International Turkey Office and was always striving against human rights violations in those dark days. Later on, […]

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United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) to Review Turkey

United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) to Review Turkey

Turkey has ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and so is required to be reviewed regularly by the Committee. According to this, between the dates 25-27 April UN Committee Against Torture is going to review Turkey. The Committee will also hear NGO representetives. NGOs who presented their alternative reports on Turkey are Human […]

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HRFT’s Critique of the New Internal Security Package Draft Law

HRFT’s Critique of the New Internal Security Package Draft Law

27.01.2015 Human Rights Foundation of Turkey’s (HRFT) Critique of the New ‘Internal Security Package’ Draft Law With the Draft Law known by the public and media as the “Internal Security Package” the government is demanding the authority to “detain and imprison” with no legal restriction and judicial review whatsoever. This Draft Law, which constitutes a planned operation to completely obliterate […]

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