Turkey issues circular on human rights action plan

The President of Turkey on Friday published a circular on the government’s new action plan for human rights, as published in the Official Gazette.

In the circular, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the plan, announced on March 2, is intended to raise human rights standards in line with the vision of “Free Individual, Strong Society; A More Democratic Turkey. ”

Erdogan added that the plan includes the activities of all ministries and government institutions and organizations.

Emphasizing that the process of strengthening democracy with a focus on public satisfaction will gain new momentum by raising the standards of human rights and freedoms, he said that the plan sets out specific goals, objectives and activities in periods ranging from one to three months to two years . .

A monitoring and evaluation committee has also been set up to monitor and coordinate the work of the ministries and government institutions and organizations to effectively implement and monitor the action plan, he added.

Under Erdogan’s chairmanship, the board will include the vice president, justice minister, family and social affairs minister, labor and social affairs minister, foreign minister, finance and finance minister, interior minister and deputy president of the Legislative Council, he said.

The board will meet every six years, he said.

The timetable for the implementation of the human rights plan will be published on the official website of the Ministry of Justice. During the implementation of the action plan for human rights, I ask all ministries and government institutions and organizations to fulfill their duties and responsibilities precisely within the framework of the implementation. schedule, ”said Erdogan.

On March 2, Erdogan announced the human rights plan, unveiling 11 key principles to be implemented over two years.

It is designed as a “broad-based” plan to strengthen rights protection, individual freedoms and security, legal independence, privacy, transparency and property rights, as well as protect vulnerable groups and strengthen administrative and social awareness of human rights.

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