SHARE THE RIGHTS VIOLATIONS YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED!
YOU CAN TAKE PART IN THIS LEGAL STRUGGLE
AS ONE OF THE WITNESSES OF THE TURKEY TRIBUNAL
At the hearings held in Geneva on 20-24 September 2021 by the Turkey Tribunal, it was announced that crimes committed in Turkey could be considered as crimes against humanity, in line with the testimony of witnesses and the reports prepared by experts.
Following this opinion, applications will be made by the Tribunal to the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the United Nations to end human rights violations and prevent perpetrators from impunity. In addition, application files will be prepared within the scope of the Magnitsky Act and Universal Jurisdiction. More witness statements are needed to be used in applications to be made in this context.
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!
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. It is a Tribunal established by civil society and serves as an instrument and platform to give recognition, visibility and a voice to people who allegedly suffer(ed) violations of their fundamental rights.
* Please note that all Turkey Tribunal steering committee members, judges, rapporteurs, witnesses participate in Turkey Tribunal on voluntary basis, and no one of them will be paid for their contributions to the tribunal.