On 16 August 2019 we filed a third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the Kilic v Turkey case concerning the detention and prosecution of the head of Amnesty International Turkey. As in thousands of cases of human rights defenders in Turkey today, the putative basis is “terrorism” related charges. The brief addresses international standards relevant to the crisis facing human rights defenders in Turkey, including through abusive resort to criminal law in particular under the guise of counter-terrorism. Pleased to file on behalf of the Turkey Litigation Support Project, Human Rights Watch & the International Commission of Jurists.
The third party intervention can be accessed here.