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UPDATE: Turkey To Suspend Human Rights Protections
FULL STORY: http://rightsinfo.org/update-turkey-suspend-human-rights-protections/
As it stands, until the Foreign Office changes its travel advisory, tour operators will not be required to refund holiday costs, or travel risks insurance policies payout or offer alternative destinations, even though British Citizens human rights are now clearly at risk. This is what the respected RightsInfo blog says:
Following a failed coup attempt and the declaration of a three month state of emergency, Turkey has submitted a formal notice to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights.
What does this mean?As we explained in this post, derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights is possible under the procedure contained in Article 15 of the Convention.
Any measures taken which derogate from the Convention must be both necessary and proportionate, and in no circumstances can a state derogate from ‘non-derogable rights’, including Article 2 (the right to life), Article 3 (the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) and Article 7 (no punishment without law).
The formal notice of derogation was received by Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.
He said: “Anyone claiming to be the victim of a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by Turkey as a result of new measures adopted under the state of emergency will have the right to bring their case to the European Court of Human Rights.
The Court will then decide on whether the action in question is in conformity with the Convention”.
Full story is here: http://rightsinfo.org/update-turkey-suspend-human-rights-protections/
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