ICJ-IHOP Report on the Turkish Criminal Judgeships

The Turkish Criminal Peace Judgeships and International law

Since their creation in 2014, the Turkish criminal peace judgeships have been the focus of much criticism with regard to violations of human rights, as they are at the forefront of the authorisation or judicial review of decisions restricting the right to liberty and other human rights.

This briefing paper assesses the institution of the criminal peace judgeships in Turkey, established in 2014, and its compliance with the obligations undertaken by Turkey under international human rights law.

Turkey is a party to the principal international human rights treaties, including the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Click to read the full report: Turkey-Judgeship-Advocacy-Analysis-brief-2018-ENG