|KHRP Publishes Briefing Paper on Turkish Anti-Terror Legislation|
KHRP is pleased to announce the publication of its latest briefing paper, Turkey’s Anti-Terror Laws: Threatening the Protection of Human Rights.
Amendments to Turkish anti-terror legislation in 2006 brought into effect a series of draconian provisions which fail to meet the country’s human rights obligations under international law and which have in practice been used to violate the human rights of it citizens. In particular, the new law fails to respect international human rights obligations by containing a definition of terrorism which is too wide and vague, by increasing the range of crimes that can count as terrorist offences, and by posing a serious threat to the freedoms of expression and association, the right to a fair trial, and the prohibition of torture. Such legislation only serves to further the deterioration seen in the human rights situation in Turkey since 2005 and should therefore be amended.
Free copies of the briefing paper can be downloaded from the KHRP website here.