Based in Istanbul, KA-DER works to provide equal representation, effective roles, and prevention of discrimination in politics and decision making process against women. Opposed to the dominance of men in the political life, it strives to raise the political consciousness of women and the sensitivity to women
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The Izmir-based Human Rights Agenda Association (HRAA) believes that human rights are values that are above all political ideologies and views. Therefore, it aims to sensitize the public conscience towards human rights violations and issues reports based on universal human rights. HRAA not only deals with long-standing human rights problems, such as torture and freedom…
The Human Rights Joint Platform (IHOP) aims to contribute to the development of a civil society in Turkey for a dominant rule of law and respect for human rights and freedoms.
Information on the ratification of international human rights treaties including dates of signature, ratification, accession, succession, and entry into force.
The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasası), also known as the Constitution of 1982, is Turkey’s fundamental law. It establishes the organisation of the government and sets out the principles and rules of the state’s conduct along with its responsibilities towards its citizens.
This article from Dr. Serap Yazici provides an overview of the constitutional and legal order of the Republic of Turkey, discussing fundamental rights under the constitution, the political branches and other institutions, sources of Turkish law, as well as recent constitutional amendments.
On 22nd of July 1989 a Cypriot national Mrs. Titina Loizidou filed an a application against Turkey to the European Commision of Human Rights. Her application resulted in three judgements by the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg) which held Turkey responsible for human rights violations in the northern part of Cyprus, which is under overall control of the Turkish armed forces.
This 80-page report documents 28 cases of police abuse against members of the public since the start of 2007, and examines official investigations of police conduct in those instances. The cases include fatal and non-fatal shootings by the police; ill-treatment and excessive use of force by police against demonstrators; and ill-treatment during or following identity checks. Those who file complaints against the police often find themselves put on trial for having “forcibly resisted” the police.