Turkey: ICJ Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Today, the ICJ filed a submission to the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review in advance of its review of Turkey’s human rights record in January 2020.

In its submission, the ICJ considered:

  • the situation with the independence of the judiciary in Turkey, during and after the state of emergency of 2016-2018;
  • the lack of effective remedies for the mass dismissals in the public sector occurred in that period;
  • the shortcomings in fair trial rights in the criminal justice system:
  • the obstacles to the action of civil society;
  • the lack of accountability for torture and enforced disappeareances; and
  • provided information on the status of international human rights treaties ratified by Turkey.


Massimo Frigo, ICJ Senior Legal Adviser, e: massimo.frigo(a)icj.org

Full submission in English (PDF) : Turkey-UPR-Advocacy-non-legal submissions-2019-ENG

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