Turkey's record of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) violation judgements ranks top. The statistical data released by the Court reveals that 2.404 cases against Turkey have been finalized with at least one violation judgement. Turkey ranks first among 47 countries under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, regarding the number of convictions between 1959-2011.
The Human Rights Presidency of the Prime Ministry of Republic of Turkey prepared a report based on the ECHR statistics on applications and judgements on both Turkey and Council of Europe. According to this report, Turkey ranks second on the number of applications, after Russia. Additionally, while the average ratio of complaints per one million population is 118 for Turkey, while the average for Council of Europe is 79.19% of the judgements, where the Court found at least one violation of the ECHR, were against Turkey.
Turkey was the leading violator of the European Convention of Human Rights in 2011 according to the Court's statistics. In 2011, ECHR found at least one violation of the Convention in 159 of 174 cases filed against Turkey.
The distribution of the rights found violated by Turkey in Court's judgements between 1959-2011 are as follows: 21% - right to a fair frial, 17% protection of property, and 15% right to liberty and security. In 2011, 38% of all violation judgements were on right to liberty and security, while 37% on protection of property, %33 on lengthy proceedings and 19% on right to a fair trial.
Turkey as the leading violator of 2010
According to the data released by the European Court of Human Rights, Turkey had the highest number of judgements with at least one violation in 2010 also. The main rights found to be violated by the government of Turkey were right to a fair trial and lengthy proceedings. (IC)
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