The Erosion of Property Rights in Turkey

40 Pages Posted: 13 May 2020

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Ali Yildiz

Free University of Brussels (VUB)-Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Institute for European Studies, Students; Ankara University - Ankara University Law Faculty

Leighann Spencer

Charles Sturt University Centre for Law and Justice

Date Written: April 27, 2020

Abstract

Since 2014, the Turkish Government has been notorious for its disregard to the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms. As Human Rights Watch put it, Turkey has experienced a “dramatic erosion of its rule of law and democracy framework” with political influence seeing “courts systematically accepting bogus indictments”.

In this report, we describe what the right to property entails including limitations to this right, document the Turkish Government’s intervention into the right to property, and then analyze its legality under international and national law. We conclude with recommendations to the victims of intervention, to the Turkish Government, and to international organizations.

Keywords: Property Rights, the Right to Property, UDHR, ECHR, Turkey, State of Emergency

Suggested Citation

Yildiz, Ali and Spencer, Leighann, The Erosion of Property Rights in Turkey (April 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3586084 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3586084

Ali Yildiz (Contact Author)

Free University of Brussels (VUB)-Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Institute for European Studies, Students ( email )

Ixelles
Belgium

Ankara University - Ankara University Law Faculty ( email )

Cebeci
Ankara, 06050
Turkey

Leighann Spencer

Charles Sturt University Centre for Law and Justice

Panorama Avenue
Bathurst, NSW 2678
Australia

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