July 21, 2016
Turkey Can Now Ignore Human Rights Legally
Making sure nothing slows down the purge, President Erdogan is suspending the European Commission on human rights, not that he was paying much attention to it anyway. The suspension will last the duration of the current three-month State of Emergency that was enacted this week. By suspending the European Convention, the government will be allowed to rule by decree and pass bills by rule of law. These bill could still be overturned by parliament if they’re that outlandish, but considering most of the MPs belong to the ruling party and Erdogan is looking for any excuse to purge the government of his detractors, that seems unlikely.
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