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Protecting Politicians or Protecting Democracy? Parliamentary Immunity and Party Closure in Turkey
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NameProtecting Politicians or Protecting Democracy? Parliamentary Immunity and Party Closure in Turkey
DescriptionThe formation of a Democratic Society Party (DTP) group in parliament following the July 2007 general elections in Turkey gave a pro-Kurdish party representation in the country’s parliament for the first time in 14 years. Since then, prosecutors have filed a number of requests to have the parliamentary immunity of DTP MPs lifted in order to pave the way for legal proceedings against them, and have instigated proceedings to have the party shut down. In March this year, a closure case was also opened against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). KHRP’s latest briefing paper explores the mechanisms available in Turkey for the lifting of parliamentary immunity and the shutting down of political parties, and the ways in which these mechanisms have been employed in the relentless pursuit of parties and politicians by unelected agents.
FilenameProtecting Politicians or Protecting Democracy, July 08.pdf
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Created On: 07/24/2008 10:30
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