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The Turkish constitutional court and civil liberties : question of ideology and accountability / Şaban Kardaş
AuthorKardas, Saban Search Wikipedia for Saban Kardas
PublishedWashington, DC : The SETA Foundation, 2008 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2008
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 6 S., 239kB)
SeriesSETA policy brief ; 16
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsTürkei Search Wikipedia for Türkei / Verfassungsgericht Search Wikipedia for Verfassungsgericht / Menschenrecht Search Wikipedia for Menschenrecht / Online-Publikation Search Wikipedia for Online-Publikation
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-84701 Persistent Identifier (URN)
The Turkish constitutional court and civil liberties [0.23 mb]

The Turkish Constitutional Courts verdict annulling the Parliaments amendments to Articles 10 and 42 of the Constitution disregards popular will, legalizes arbitrary restrictions on the right to equal access to education, and erodes the separation of powers by permitting itself to act outside of the legal order. The emergence of a new precedent of judicial activism is now the biggest threat to the future of Turkish democracy. Turkey cannot afford an unaccountable judiciary exercising substantial powers of governance through judicialization of politics. The Parliament must reassert its authority and reconfigure the Courts competences and composition to bring it into line with liberal-democratic principles as part of a comprehensive constitutional reform