Na veroordeling door Mensenrechtenhof: Europese ministers roepen Turkije op tot eerlijk proces voor Hulki Günes (en)
Strasbourg, 01.12.2005 -The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe called on Turkey, without further delay, to redress the violations of the right to a fair trial found by the European Court of Human Rights in the Hulki Günes v. Turkey case.
The Interim Resolution adopted yesterday notes that the violations found cast serious doubts on the outcome of the applicant's trial and notes the gravity of the life sentence imposed. The Committee therefore called for the reopening of the impugned criminal proceedings or other appropriate ad hoc measures to redress the violations found.
The reopening of the criminal proceedings at issue can so far not be granted due to a lacuna in Turkish law which makes it impossible to reopen any case that was pending before the European Court on 4 February 2003 (date of adoption of the relevant provisions).
Under the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court's judgments require the adoption by the respondent states, under the Committee supervision, of all measures necessary to grant the applicants appropriate redress and to prevent new similar violations in future (http://www.coe.int/T/E/Human_Rights/execution/).
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