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 emergency decree laws have been enacted (nos. 667 – 678). The Venice Commission has been informed that two new emergency decree laws were enacted on 22 November 2016. However, since the last two decree laws have not been made available in English and have not been officially notified to the Council of Europe, the analysis below will cover the first ten decree laws…