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KHRP Welcomes Campaign for Turkish Accession to ICC
KHRP welcomed today a call from the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) for Turkey to take the steps necessary for accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The CICC’s Universal Ratification Campaign, intended to promote worldwide acceptance of the Rome Statute, will be focusing on Turkey throughout February 2009.

The ICC is the first treaty-based international criminal court created to end the impunity of those who perpetrate war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. To date, 40 states in Europe and Central Asia are party to the Rome Statute. A further eight – Armenia, the Czech Republic, Krygyzstan, Monaco, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan – are signatories. Turkey is yet to sign the Statute.

‘Throughout its history, KHRP has championed international justice mechanisms like the ICC as a means to promoting greater respect for human rights and the rule of law,’ said KHRP Executive Director Kerim Yıldız. ‘Our own work before the European Court of Human Rights has shown how much it is possible to achieve in this way. We welcome the CICC’s campaign and the contribution that it makes towards securing a future of peace, dignity and security for all people in the Kurdish regions and elsewhere.’