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REPORT: "Passport Cancellations & Related Violations" (UPR Submission)

JULY 2019 - On the occasion of the 3rd cycle of Turkey’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Solidarity with OTHERS and European Professionals Network submitted a report that focuses on the Turkish government's practice of arbitrary passport cancellations, based on investigations or administrative decisions alone, carried out against perceived dissidents in breach of the freedom of travel enshrined in Turkey's Constitution as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The practice not only affected some 230,000 individuals who were targeted, but also their spouses and other close family members as they were included in apparent disregard of the individuality of the criminal responsibility.

 

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REPORT: "Violations of Rights in Consulates" (UPR Submission)

JULY 2019 - On the occasion of the 3rd cycle of Turkey’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Solidarity with OTHERS submitted a report that deals with the Turkish consular missions’ unlawful and discriminatory practices against Turkish citizens believed by Turkey’s authorities to be dissidents, which has led to a number of human rights violations, particularly since July 2016.

 

The report brings together testimonies obtained through a series of interviews conducted with foreign-based Turkish citizens who reported denial of consular services as well as other types of mistreatment.

The findings of the report were acknowledged by the "Summary of Stakeholders' submissions on Turkey," released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 

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