Koç University Center for Global Public Law is proud to share its report “Impact of United Nations Human Rights Treaties in Turkey: 1999-2020” authored by Başak Çalı, Betül Durmuş and İlayda Eskitaşçıoğlu.

This report, part of the larger research project on the “Domestic Impact of the UN Human Rights Treaty System” led by Prof. Christof Heyns and Prof. Frans Viljoen of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, investigates the domestic impact of UN human rights treaty in Turkey between 1999 and 2020. It does so by reviewing state reports and shadow reports submitted to the UN, concluding observations, follow-up letters by UN treaty bodies, as well as domestic law incorporating the UN treaties, parliamentary proceedings concerning the UN human rights treaties and citations of UN human rights treaties by domestic court decisions. These document reviews are supported by 20 interviews carried out with representatives of state organs, members of civil society and academics.

Please see the full report Impact of United Nations Human Rights Treaties in Turkey_1999-2020