Human Rights Council - Violence against Women - March 2012
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Gender-Based Violence , International Advocacy , Women's Rights
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.