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Tanrikulu v Turkey & Cakici v Turkey: Violations of the Right to Life


Éditeur : Compte d'auteur Date & Lieu : 2000, London
Préface : Pages : 386
Traduction : ISBN : 1 900175 32 0
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 210x295 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Khr. Tan. N° 3765Thème : Général

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Tanrikulu v Turkey & Cakici v Turkey: Violations of the Right to Life

Tanrikulu v Turkey & Cakici v Turkey
Violations of the Right to Life

Kurdish Human Rights Project

Compte d’auteur

The cases of Tanrikulu v. Turkey and Cakici v. Turkey highlight the uncertainty and fear which characterise the south east area of Turkey today. Notwithstanding Turkey’s candidacy to the European Union, human rights violations as brutal as disappearances, torture and killings during unacknowledged detention still occur although they are constantly denied by the Turkish authorities. Such human rights abuses are at the core of the Tanrikulu and Cakici cases.
It should be emphasised in this context that applications to the European Court of Human Rights represent a fallback mechanism. The Strasbourg machinery exists to supervise the action of Member States by exercising a power of review, leaving the primary responsibility for the protection of human rights to Member States. This may represent an adequate system of protection in those states where human rights abuses are not widespread or in countries where individuals have adequate access to the justice system. This is not the case however, in Turkey.
A series of authoritative UN, Council of Europe and NGO reports1 and widespread allegations about the practice of torture in Turkey make it evident that there are structural and legal limitations to the effective operation of the rule of law in the country. Accountability and safeguards in the exercise of power by the authorities represent the hallmark of an effective system of justice. The practice of torture in Turkey is not simply widespread; it seems to be institutionalised.
Positive developments within the ...


Table des Matières

Table of Contents

Foreword / i

Introduction

Part I: Tanrikulu V Turkey / 1
Summary of the case / 5
The facts / 5
The facts as presented by the applicant / 5
The facts as presented by the Government / 6
The proceedings before domestic authorities / 7
The findings of fact of the European Commission on Human Rights
(Article 31 report) / 7
The findings of fact of the European Court of Human Rights / 9
Map of the area where the incident occurred / 10
The Legal Proceedings
Chronology of events, including legal proceedings / 11
How the case was brought before the European Commission and
Court of Human Rights / 12
Investigation hearings under the old procedure / 12
Preliminary objections to the Court’s jurisdiction / 13
The applicant’s complaints under the European Convention on Human Rights
Article 2: Right to life / 15
Article 13: Right to an effective remedy / 18
Article 14: Prohibition of discrimination / 19
Article 25(1): Right of individual petition / 19
Just satisfaction: Compensation under Article 41 / 21

Part II: Cakici V Turkey

Summary of the case / 22
The facts / 22
The facts as presented by the applicant / 22
The facts as presented by the Government / 23
The proceedings before domestic authorities / 23
The findings of fact of the European Commission on Human Rights
(Article 31 report) / 24
The findings of fact of the European Court of Human Rights / 26
Map of the area where the incident occurred / 27
The Legal Proceedings
Chronology of events, including legal proceedings / 28
Preliminary objections to the Court’s jurisdiction / 30
The applicant’s complaints under the European Convention on Human Rights
Article 2: Right to life / 31
Article 3: Prohibition of torture / 32
Article 5: Right to liberty and security / 34
Article 13: Right to an effective remedy / 35
Just satisfaction: Compensation under Article 50 / 36

Appendix A: Tanrikulu v Turkey
Decision of the European Commission of Human Rights (Article 31 Report),
including the admissibility decision
Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
Amnesty International Report:
South East Turkey, the Health Professions in the Emergency Zone
The Susurluk Report (provisional English translation)

Appendix B: Cakiciv Turkey
Decision of the European Commission of Human Rights
(Article 31 Report), including the admissibility decision
Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights




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