Platform for Peace & Justice (PPJ) has just released its new report on relationships of Council of Europe and Turkey in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt of July 2016. The report entitled COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S PERSPECTIVES ON THE RULE OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN TURKEY IN THE AFTERMATH OF 15 JULY 2016 COUP ATTEMPT highlights and discusses the responses of the different institutions of the Council of Europe on the state of emergency measures taken and implemented by the Turkish government in the aftermath of 15 July 2016 coup attempt. The report is prepared with contributions from a number of lawyers, academics and experts focusing on the perspectives and responses of different bodies of the Council of Europe. The findings of the report are mainly based on the official statements, reports, opinions and decisions of different institutions of the Council of Europe.
The report consists of five chapters. Chapter 1 deals with the nature and extent of the state of emergency and scale of the purges implemented in Turkey in the aftermath of the coup attempt. The following chapters deal with the perspectives and responses of different bodies of the Council of Europe in connection with the state of emergency measures taken by the Turkish government. Chapter 2 considers the responses of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE); Chapter 3 evaluates the perspectives of Venice Commission; Chapter 4 assesses the viewpoints of the European Commissioner for Human Rights; and Chapter 5 provides an analysis of the ECtHR’s responses in respect of cases emanating from Turkey.