New Report: “Execution of Judgments Regarding Individual Applications: Old Habits, New Challenges”, July 2017

New Report: “Execution of Judgments Regarding Individual Applications: Old Habits, New Challenges”, July 2017

Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center has published the final report of the research titled “Enhancing Individual Application Procedure by Monitoring Turkish Constitutional Court Judgments” that is conducted under the coordination of Asst. Prof. Ulaş Karan and with the financial support of Matra Programme of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Turkey. The report entitled "The Execution of Judgments Regarding Individual Applications: Old Habits, New Challenges" is written by Asst. Prof. Karan, an instructor at Faculty of Law of Istanbul Bilgi University. 

Considering the fact that the Constitutional Court carries out a limited monitoring study regarding its individual application judgments and that there is neither official nor academic study or information as to whether the judgments are executed, the research aims to perform a monitoring of the execution of judgments and consequently to submit suggestions for a monitoring procedure. Within the scope of the research, it is found out whether the judgments that the Constitutional Court rendered in its first four years of individual application procedure were executed by other judicial bodies and administrative authorities and what sort of problems were confronted in execution. As a result of the data obtained, a series of suggestions are brought forward to the Constitutional Court and other actors for developing a monitoring procedure regarding the individual application procedure. 

Although there are some previous studies on judgments of the Constitutional Court, as far as is known, an empirical study has not been conducted in this field. This report as the first research conducted in Turkey concerning execution of judgments regarding individual applications of the Constitutional Court, will be shared with public institutions such as the Constitutional Court, the Committee on Human Rights Inquiry of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Human Rights and Equality Institution, the Ombudsman Institution and also with academic institutions and academics working in the field of protection of human rights, as well as human rights organizations.

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This report is prepared within the scope of the project titled “Enhancing Individual Application Procedure by Monitoring Turkish Constitutional Court Judgments” conducted by İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center with the support of the Matra Programme of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Turkey. The opinions expressed in this publication are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center or the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Turkey under any circumstances.