Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
Dr. Tina Stavranaki, Independent Expert of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
The thesis provides a summary of the emergency situation in Turkey and its
consequences regarding International Human Rights Law due to the coup attempt in 2016. It also argues that prolongation of this situation, resulted in silencing the opposition forces in the society consolidating Erdogan’s power. Moreover, this political crisis affected Turkish society creating polarisation amongst citizens generating as well a huge international interest concerning human rights protection and the imminent victimisation of political outsiders in Turkey came to the fore. Forbye, international human rights mechanisms, in the limited framework of their powers, managed to cope with this problem succeeding in their purpose as politically leverage. By examining the impact of emergency decrees in the post coup era and the related infringement of IHRL, especially the European Convention on Human Rights, the thesis relies on comparative analysis and provides credible information based for the most part on official documents of the Council of Europe and the UN, including press articles online.
human rights, Turkey, Coup d' etat, international law, state of emergency, Council of Europe, venice commission, commissioner for human rights, european court of human rights, terrorism, counter-terrorism, southeast turkey, kurds, curfews, united nations, AKP, PKK, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, security, purges, emergency decrees, politics, Fethullah Gulen, parallel state, Hizmet, democracy, european convention of human rights, international covenant on civil and political rights, derogations, rule of law, gezi park, security package, authoritarianism, legitimacy, political leverage, opposition, KHK, FETO, trustees, new order