Turkey ― Human Rights Committee ― Violence Against Women ― Feb. 2012

The Advocates for Human Rights submitted a list of issues report focusing on the high level of domestic violence in Turkey to the U.N. Human Rights Committee. Factors contributing to this disturbing trend include confusing and exclusionary laws, delayed and short-lived protection orders, and scarce and excessively selective shelters for victims. The Advocates identified questions intended to guide the Committee’s review of Turkey to highlight these issues.