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Human Rights Council - Violence against Women - March 2012

Date: March 1, 2012
Country: Turkey
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Gender-Based Violence, International Advocacy, Women's Rights
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Factors contributing to the high levels of domestic violence in Turkey 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 Human Rights Committee’s review of Turkey to highlight these issues.