Background Briefing

Eradicating Torture in Turkey’s Police Stations:  Analysis and Recommendations

Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper, September 2004

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Enhancing Internal Supervision of Detention Facilities

Improving the Administrative Response to Allegations of Torture

Developing an Interim Independent Monitoring Mechanism


“The legislative and regulatory framework necessary to combat effectively torture and other forms of ill-treatment by law enforcement officials has been put in place; the challenge now is to make sure that all of the provisions concerned are given full effect in practice.”  — European Committee for the Prevention of Torture report on Turkey 1

[1] Report of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) on its visit to Turkey from 7 to 15 September 2003, published June 18, 2004 (CPT/Inf (2004) 16).