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.”

Judicial Independence & Access to Justice

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BY Luca Perilli I FEBRUARY 2021

Judical Independence and Access to Justice

Judical Independence and Access to Justice

Since July 2016, the 96-year old Republic of Turkey, under the rule of its President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan1 , has gained the fame of a Country where fundamental rights and liberties are trampled: in the last five years, more than 300 journalists, party co-chairs and tens of elected mayors of HDP (the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party), thousands of judges, prosecutors and lawyers, the head of the dissolved association of judges (YARSAV) and President of Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) as well as more than 263,000, including academicians, writers and free minds, have been detained upon the allegation of terrorism-related charges.
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