TLSP and the London Legal Group submit evidence to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review of Turkey

This week TLSP and LLG made submissions to the UNHRC as part of Turkey’s third Universal Periodic Review process. The submissions focus on:

  • the effect of the current security situation in the east and southeast of Turkey on fundamental rights and freedoms

  • continued discrimination against the Kurdish population

  • the effect of measures adopted under the State of Emergency (including mass dismissals of civil servants, an increase in reported cases of arbitrary detention, torture and ill treatment, erosion of the independence of the judiciary and the active persecution of legal professionals)

  • ongoing impunity with regards to alleged human rights violations conducted by state officials

The submissions can be downloaded here.