Turkey: UN Universal Periodic Review submission

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As part of our ongoing Turkey campaign, English PEN has submitted a report to the United Nations highlighting concerns over the state of freedom of expression in the country

Together with colleagues at ARTICLE 19, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, Freedom House, P24 and PEN International, English PEN has submitted a joint report to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review highlighting our main concerns over the state of freedom of expression in the country. The submission addresses legislative restrictions to freedom of expression, including the misuse of the Anti-Terror Law; attacks on freedom of expression and freedom of the press; new restrictions on freedom of expression; and increasing restrictions on freedom of expression online.

We will be working closely with our partners on advocacy around this submission ahead of Turkey’s human rights review, which is scheduled to take place in January 2015.

PEN International will be conducting advocacy around freedom of expression issues in Turkey in the run up to the21st session of the UPR in January 2015. – See more at: http://www.pen-international.org/newsitems/turkey-pen-international-submits-joint-report-to-the-united-nations/#sthash.dFQ9iN7m.dpuf

Read the full report here

ahead of the country’s human rights review before the United Nations in January 2015. The report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)  is a follow up to PEN’s 2011 submission on the country. – See more at: http://www.pen-international.org/newsitems/turkey-pen-international-submits-joint-report-to-the-united-nations/#sthash.dFQ9iN7m.dpuf
freedom of expression in Turkey ahead of the country’s human rights review before the United Nations in January 2015. The report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)  is a follow up to PEN’s 2011 submission on the country. – See more at: http://www.pen-international.org/newsitems/turkey-pen-international-submits-joint-report-to-the-united-nations/#sthash.dFQ9iN7m.dpuf

PEN International, along with our partners ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, English PEN, Freedom House, and P24 have submitted a joint report to the United Nations on the situation of freedom of expression in Turkey ahead of the country’s human rights review before the United Nations in January 2015. The report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)  is a follow up to PEN’s 2011 submission on the country.

The joint report found that despite accepting 8 recommendations to bring the national legislation and practice in line with international freedom of expression obligations in 2010, the Turkish government has made inadequate efforts to implement these recommendations, and the situation for freedom of expression has worsened in Turkey.

– See more at: http://www.pen-international.org/newsitems/turkey-pen-international-submits-joint-report-to-the-united-nations/#sthash.dFQ9iN7m.dpuf

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