Introductory Note to the European Court of Human Rights (GC): Şahin v. Turkey
International Legal Materials, Vol. 51, p. 268, 2012
20 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2015
Date Written: 2011
This note introduces a Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decision which considered whether disparate outcomes from different court systems of the same state evaluating the same set of facts constituted a violation of the European Convention’s right to a fair hearing. While discussion of micro level Turkish procedural issues is required, the Şahin case also provides broader, macro lessons on the legitimacy of military court decisions.
Keywords: Sahin, Turkey, European Court of Human Rights, ECtHR, armed conflict, military, military court
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