Tag Archives: Article 301

Article 301: End it, don’t Amend it

Up until 2008, prosecutions under Article 301 were a regular event in Turkey.  A string of individuals, including activists, politicians, and artists were targeted under a law which made “denigrating Turkishness” a criminal act.  Among those targeted for prosecution were … Continue reading

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Amnesty on new judicial package: Time to Deliver

In a statement late last week, Amnesty International welcomed government statements which have promised sweeping legal reform aimed at bringing Turkey in line with international human rights standards. Amnesty noted, however, that reforms passed so far have been far too … Continue reading

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