Tunc v. Turkey: Hearing on Curfew-related Violations, European Court of Human Rights

On 12 November 2018 the ECtHR heard the case of Tunc v Turkey concerning violations of the right to life during curfews in South East Turkey. The applicants were the family members of Orhan Tunc who died from gunshot injuries when the authorities refused to allow ambulances to access the injured in parts of Cizne. The applicants made compelling arguments as to the ineffectiveness of the Turkish Constitutional Court in cases such as this, including the stark fact the Court has never decided a single case concerning right to life violations by security forces during the curfews.