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  1. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 6529 dated 02.03.2014 to amend various Acts with the purpose of advancing the Fundamental Rights and Liberties. (Temel Hak ve Hurriyetlerin Gelistirilmesi Amaciyla Cesitli Kanunlarda Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun.) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2014-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-13 | TUR-2014-L-97688

    It amends the New Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26.09.2004: it amends article 112 (prevention to access to education and training), article 113 (prevention to access to public services), article 115 para 2 (sanctions), article 122 (Hatred and discrimination). It repeals article 222.

  2. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 6284 dated 8 March 2012 to Protect Family and Prevent Violence against Women. (Ailenin Korunmasi ve Kadina Karsi siddetin Önlenmesine Dair Kanun.)

    Adoption: 2012-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-20 | TUR-2012-L-91822

    Part I - The Aim, Content, Fundamental Principles and Definitions
    Part II - The Provisions on Protective and Preventive Measures
    Part III - Establishing the Centres, the Support Services and the Inter-Agency Coordination
    Part IV - Financial Provisions
    Part V - Various and Final Provisions

    Repeals the Family Protection Act No. 4320 dated 14/1/1998.

  3. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 5512 of 01/06/2006 ratifying the Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention.

    Adoption: 2006-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2006-06-05 | TUR-2006-L-74718

    Convention signed by Turkey on 6/10/2004.

  4. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 4982 of 9 October 2003 on the right to information. (Bilgi Edinme Hakkı Kanunu) - Unofficial English translation Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2003-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-24 | TUR-2003-L-65889

    Provides for means of information and document disclosure by public establishments. Applies to foreigners living in Turkey and to legal persons with an activity in Turkey. Also deals with the procedure to ask for information and the limitations to their disclosure (State secrets, private data).

  5. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 4806 of 5 February 2003 to amend the Criminal Code and the Act on prison administration.

    Adoption: 2003-02-05 | TUR-2003-L-63981

    Amends sections of the Criminal Code relating to possession and use of arms and of the Act on prison administration relating to the necessity to feed prisoners according to their needs and the care to be given in the event of hunger strike. Provides for severe sanctions for persons visiting prisoners and encouraging them to go on hunger strike.

  6. Turkey - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 2003/5226 of 4 February 2003 on expenses for the reception of refugees and emigrants.

    Adoption: 2003-02-04 | TUR-2003-R-63982

    Regulates various administrative procedures to meet the demands that could not be met by the Red Cross and other foundations.

  7. Turkey - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning the administration of penitentiaries and detention centres and the execution of sentences.

    Adoption: 2000-10 | TUR-2000-R-57686

    Comprehensive legislation on administration of penitenciaries and detention centres. Makes provision for determination of the type of work which convicts are required to perform, purpose of work in the institution, compulsory nature of the work and its scope, and persons who cannot be employed for health reasons. Also provides for work in places of employment in the public and private sectors, working time, work programme, practical training periods, determination of amount of work, reporting of work performed each day, internal services, daily wages, bonuses, work cards, family assistance, and several related matters.

  8. Turkey - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation concerning the employment of ex-convicts.

    Adoption: 2000-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 2000-04-06 | TUR-2000-R-57166

    Amends ss. 7 and 11 of the Regulation concerning competitive examinations for the public service. Ex-convicts must have at least a college degree for employment in the public service.

  9. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 4445 of 12 August 1999 amending Act No. 2820 of 22 April 1999 concerning political parties.

    Adoption: 1999-08-13 | TUR-1999-L-55516

    Stipulates that members of the Ministry of Justice (including judges), members of the Armed Forces, and young students shall not be members of a political party. The Act introduces new sections concerning the financing and commercial activities of political parties.

  10. Turkey - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations pertaining to the employment of convicts detained in penitentiary institutions at places of employment outside those prisons (No. 83/7041).

    Adoption: 1983-08-26 | TUR-1983-R-61014

    Regulates principles of employment of prisoners. Section 8 establishes that prisoners to whom principles laid down in Section 7 do not apply, or whose "good conduct" has been issued, shall be employed at places of employment outside the prison under gendarmerie guard. Section 9 sets forth right of prisoners to receive wages. Sections 10-14 makes provision for work protocol.

  11. Turkey - Human rights - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act (extracts), 1983 (No. 2820).

    Adoption: 1983-04-22 | TUR-1983-L-61835

    Governs establishment and activities of political parties. Sections 3 and 4 set forth prohibitions of certain activities. Parties shall not pursue the aim of changing the secular nature of the Republic, or engage in religious propaganda and demonstrations. Internal proceedings of political parties must comply with principles of democracy, and parties shall not create uniforms for their members or staff. Section 5 regulates compulsory dissolution of political parties; Section 6 voluntary dissolution of political parties. Section 7 contains penal provisions.


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