Turkey - State of Emergency Acts Review Commission Used to Hold Off Proper Legal Review

Public Law, 316-319, April 2017

5 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017 Last revised: 27 Mar 2017

Date Written: January 30, 2017

Abstract

Reflects on why the State of Emergency Acts Review Commission (Olağanüstü Hal İşlemleri İnceleme Komisyonu) created by Turkey in response to concerns over the lack of mechanisms for challenging the legality of the Government's dismissal of thousands of public officials and its closure of many non-governmental organisations during the state of emergency imposed after the failed coup of 2016 may itself prove to be a delaying tactic harmful to the rule of law and access to a court.

Keywords: emergency powers, judicial review, non-governmental organisations, public officers, right of access to court, rule of law, Turkey

Suggested Citation

Olcay, Tarik, Turkey - State of Emergency Acts Review Commission Used to Hold Off Proper Legal Review (January 30, 2017). Public Law, 316-319, April 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932515

Tarik Olcay (Contact Author)

University of Dundee ( email )

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