The Refugee Rights Coordination [MHK]* released a position paper on the principle of non-refoulement regarding recent developments in Turkey.
With the paper the MHK requested that the amendments brought into effect with the Decree Law no. 676 in contradiction to the “Law on Foreigners and International Protection” and the international conventions to be urgently abolished and that policies towards clearing the way for the strict practices of the prohibition of refoulement to be developed without exemption.
For the full text of the position paper please follow: MHK Position Paper on the Principle of Non-Refoulement
* Refugee Rights Coordination was founded on 15 March 2010 by human rights organisations fighting for the internationally guaranteed rights and for the protection of persons who had to flee unrest, armed clashes and persecution in their homelands and became refugees. In addition to the individual activities of the 5 member organisations, Refugee Rights Coordination is the manifestation of the organisations’ will to conduct joint advocacy activities to raise public awareness and to have a positive impact on the decision-makers for the contribution to the policies in the field of immigration and asylum with a right-based perspective.
Member organisations are:
Human Rights Association (İHD) – Human Rights Agenda Association (İHGD) – Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) – Association for Solidarity with Refugees (Mülteci-Der) – Citizens Assembly (YD)