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Turkey Defies International Human Rights Law

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image On March 20, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a decree withdrawing Turkey from the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the Istanbul Convention, a groundbreaking treaty strongly supported by the women’s rights movement in Turkey. Protesters hold a banner reading "We are not giving up on the Istanbul Convention. It's not over for us." Istanbul/Turkey July 1, 2021 © 2021 Ibrahim Oner / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images (Istanbul) – The government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has set back…

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