Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticizes Cabinet ruling on Kimse Yok Mu


Date posted: October 6, 2014

The nonprofit Kimse Yok Mu’s status to collect donations without state was officially revoked with a cabinet ruling on October 2nd.

Human Rights Watch released a statement on Saturday. The statement pointed out that restricting the activities of an association or a foundation must rest on legal bases. They blasted the government for arbitrary action against Kimse Yok Mu. It read, “The cabinet ruling against the Kimse Yok Mu aid organization, means a breach of Turkey’s domestic law and its international obligations.”

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Turkey researcher Emma Sinclair-Webb said that activities of any associations now might be restricted only by a court order, and added that “it seems that ruling doesn’t have any legal basis.”

Sinclair-Webb continued: “revoking and limiting an organization or association must only be by court order and the court order must be based on focused proof.”

Source: BGN NEWS , October 5, 2014


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