September 19, 2021

Turkey ignores European human-rights court ruling

Turkey has refused to launch jailed human rights defender Osman Kavala regardless of a ruling by the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights. “In the face of Turkey’s persistent and flagrant defiance of its obligation to implement the Kavala judgment, the Committee of Ministers should trigger infringement proceedings against Turkey,” stated Aisling Reidy, senior authorized adviser at Human Rights Watch, in an announcement on Monday.

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