Turkey: Court rejects human rights complaint from judge dismissed after coup attempt

Today, the European Court announced its rejection of an application from a judge, who claimed her dismissal following the attempted coup d’État in Turkey breached human rights law.

The court confirmed that domestic law provides for a new domestic remedy for the judge to challenge her dismissal In its decision in the case of Çatal v. Turkey (application no. 2873/17) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final.

The case concerned the dismissal of a judge by the Supreme Council of Judges, pursuant to a legislative decree adopted during the state of emergency, as one of a number of measures taken after the attempted coup d’État.

The court rejected Kadriye Çatal’s application, finding that she did not exhaust domestic remedies.

The court observed in particular that a new remedy was available to Çatal, provided for in Legislative Decree no. 6851, enabling her to challenge her dismissal before the Supreme Administrative Court (judicial review).

More information

Comments are closed.