Turkey

News on Prevention

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Calling on Turkey to release and drop charges against human rights defenders
June 28, 2016
UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture announces visits for 2015
November 26, 2014

Resources

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Joint NGOs Statement following the arrest of the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey
June 28, 2016

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : September 27, 2011
UNCAT Ratification : August 2, 1988
NPM Type :

National Human Rights Commission

NPM Legal Framework :

Cabinet Decree (28 January 2014)

National Human Rights Institution's Law N° 6332 (21 June 2012) - English unofficial translation

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Population : 80 694 485
Area (sq km) : 783 562
Number of prisons : 374
Prison population : 145 615
Torture Laws compilation