Eurooppalaiset asianajajajärjestöt tuomitsevat Turkin tuomarien joukkoirtisanomiset22.7.2016 | Oikeusuutiset
The CCBE denounces recent mass dismissals of judges in Turkey
Judicial independence is critical to the functioning of any democracy. A
free society exists only if governed by the rule of law.
”In this context, the CCBE wishes to draw to your attention the ’United Nations Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary’, and in particular point 18 which provides that ’judges shall be subject to suspension or removal only for reasons of incapacity or behaviour that renders them unfit to discharge their duties’.
The CCBE respectfully urges your Excellency to take effective steps to ensure that the rule of law is upheld in Turkey. In addition, the CCBE asks you to guarantee in all circumstances that all judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Turkey are able to perform their professional duties without fear of arrest, reprisal, hindrance, intimidation, or harassment.”