As per sources in the Republic of Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unveiled on Tuesday a new “Human Rights Action Plan … for the needs and demands of the people”.
Erdoğan spoke at the Beştepe National Congress and Culture Center in Ankara and stressed that this plan was the fruit of broad-based consultation with the Turkish public, that they are aiming to “boost the effectiveness of the system of individual applications to the Constitutional Court.”
According to Erdoğan, under this new plan lawyers will have the ability to electronically file individual applications to the Constitutional Court, and administrative courts will be required to release full written decisions within 30 days of rulings. Furthermore, he added that in order to strengthen democratic participation, they begin comprehensive work with the aim of revising political parties and electoral laws.
In addition to this, a new Human Rights Compensation Commission will have the duty of covering financial burdens of extended trials without the requirement of applying to the Constitutional Court.
Erdoğan – “… the ultimate aim of Turkey’s action plan is a new civilian constitution, … free individuals, strong society: More Democratic Turkey … let people live so the state will live! …”. He added that the plan originates from the states “… obligation to protect, in all of its affairs and acts and with all of the state institutions and organizations, the physical and moral integrity and the honor and dignity of individuals …”.
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