Turkey: UN report details extensive human rights violations during protracted state of emergency

Turkey: UN report details extensive human rights violations during protracted state of emergency

Turkey: UN report details extensive human rights violations during protracted state of emergency

The present report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Turkey in the period between January and December 2017, with a focus on the consequences of the state of emergency on the enjoyment of human rights.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22853

The findings of OHCHR point to a constantly deteriorating human rights situation, exacerbated by the erosion of the rule of law.

OHCHR notes with concern that the emergency decrees foster impunity and lack of accountability by affording legal, administrative, criminal and financial immunity to administrative authorities acting within the framework of the decrees.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22853

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