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Turkey's Anti-Terror Laws: Threatening the Protection of Human Rights
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NameTurkey's Anti-Terror Laws: Threatening the Protection of Human Rights

This briefing paper explores Turkish anti-terror legislation in the wake of amendments in 2006 that 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.

FilenameTurkey Anti Terror Laws.pdf
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Filetypepdf (Mime Type: application/pdf)
Created On: 09/11/2008 10:17
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Last updated on 04/18/2010 10:15
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