Turkey: A Small Historical Moment – Amicus Briefs submitted to Constitutional Court in Turkey

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On 27 September 2016, two amicus briefs on international human rights law were submitted to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in Ankara.  The Deputy President of the Court stated that ‘it was a kind of small historical moment’ in the Court’s history as the Court had never before received amicus curiae briefs from international organisations/lawyers. The amicus briefs, one by LRWC and the Law Society of England and Wales (endorsed by Lawyers for Lawyers and supported by the Tahir Elçi Foundation) and one by a group of French lawyers (signed by 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh), will be considered in the trial of lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir.  The amicus brief by LRWC and the LSEW is available in English and Turkish. LRWC’s previous post on the amicus brief is available here.