In recent years, human rights violations have increasingly been reported in Turkey. Various international bodies and courts have confirmed this, sometimes even in very sharp terms. That is why we have taken the initiative to set up a “Turkey Tribunal.”

Discover Turkey Tribunal
The Turkey Tribunal (The Tribunal) is an international people's tribunal, and an Opinion Tribunal. The mandate of the Tribunal is to assess and report in an independent manner on all allegations of human rights violations taking place under the jurisdiction of Turkey.
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Hear the testimonies of witnesses
The legitimacy of the Tribunal stems, on one hand, from the independence and competence of its judges and rapporteurs and, on the other hand, from the imperatives of conscience, involving the broad participation of witnesses to testify about the facts where flagrant violations of human rights and the rights of peoples occur.
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Actuality
Learn more about the human rights abuses and hear more stories from Turkey
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Turkey Tribunal

What is Next?

The Turkey Tribunal will make a series of applications that could mobilize the international public opinion and initiate sanctions in order to ensure that the perpetrators don't go unpunished, based on the decision of the trial made in Geneva on September 24, 2021, that the Erdogan regime committed crimes against humanity.
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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Despite the fact that Turkey does not recognize the Rome Statute, the Turkey Tribunal continues the preparations to present a comprehensive report to the ICC in early 2022, considering the fact that the ICC's jurisdiction is established in terms of crimes such as enforced disappearance, imprisonment, and torture committed by state officials affiliated with the Erdogan regime in countries party to the Statute

MAGNITSKY ACT

Turkey Tribunal also plans to use as an option to mobilize global sanctions regimes for human rights violations, such as the Global Magnitsky Law adopted in the USA in 2016 and the Global Human Rights Sanction Regime (EUGHRSR) adopted by the EU in December 2020

UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION

Turkey Tribunal also continues its research and studies under the Universal Jurisdiction, which means that a state initiates criminal proceedings in relation to certain serious crimes, regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator or victim, and regardless of where the crime was committed.

Deaths

Torture

Abductions

Impunity

Deaths

Freedom of Press

Torture

Custody

Mass Detention & Arrest

Abductions

Access to Justice

Impunity

Crime against humanity

Turkey Tribunal

LEAVE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY; SHARE THE RIGHTS VIOLATIONS YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED

YOU CAN TAKE PART IN THIS LEGAL STRUGGLE AS ONE OF THE WITNESSES OF THE TURKEY TRIBUNAL

We appreciate the courage of the witnesses who attended the hearings of the Turkey Tribunal and told their experiences, and their contribution to breaking the silence. We now invite all other victims to testify so that the perpetrators are punished. Silence is the greatest enemy of fundamental human rights!

Freedom of Press

Custody

Mass Detention & Arrest

Access to Justice

Crime against humanity

Geneva, Switzerland

About the Turkey Tribunal 2021 Session

The mission of the Turkey Tribunal is to assess and report in an independent and professional manner, based on the standards and principles elaborated by other international courts and tribunals and drawing on the experience of the best practices of national courts, all allegations of human rights violations taking place under the jurisdiction of Turkish authorities.

The Opinion of Turkey Tribunal
The Turkey Tribunal (The Tribunal) is an Opinion Tribunal. It is neither a regular court subject to a State’s judicial system, nor a court established by a Treaty or an international organisation.
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THE JUDGES
The mission of the Turkey Tribunal is to assess and report in an independent and professional manner, based on the standards and principles elaborated by other international courts and tribunals and drawing on the experience...
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THE REPORTS
The reports can concern individual cases of human rights allegation in Turkey, allegations in an area of human rights, violations of human rights in a specific region of Turkey or violations concerning a particular group of population. ...
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Full Transparency

THEMES

All documents and the testimonials of the judges will be published in full transparency through modern digital means of communication.

In recent years, human rights violations have increasingly been reported in Turkey. Various international bodies and courts have confirmed this, sometimes even in very sharp terms.

This report aims to provide an answer to the key questions addressed to the Turkey Tribunal about torture.
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Matters related to kidnapping and grounds for unlawful deprivation of liberty...
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This report addresses the persistent problem of impunity in Turkey in respect of serious human rights violations committed by state officials.
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Press freedom is under immense pressure in Turkey. Too many journalists have already faced long convictions for the content of critical articles.
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This is the collection of detailed reports that have been compiled by independent experts to submit to the judges of Turkey Tribunal.
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This report investigates if the acts of torture and the abductions, as described in the other reports presented to the Turkey Tribunal, can be qualified as crimes against humanity, according to the Rome Statute and the case law of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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