ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE DECISIONS OF THE INQUIRY COMMISSION
ON THE STATE OF EMERGENCY MEASURES (26 December 2019)
The Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency measures reviews and concludes the applications concerning the measures adopted under the state of emergency decree-laws, such as the dismissal of public officials, cancellation of scholarship, annulment of the ranks of retired personnel and the closure of some institutions. The Commission employs a total of 250 personnel, 80 of whom are rapporteurs (judges, experts, inspectors).
Application Process and Classification
Decisions of the Commission
State of Applications
As an effective remedy, the Commission delivers individualized and reasoned decisions as a result of speedy and extensive examination. The Commission conducts the examination in terms of membership, affiliation, connection or contact with terrorist organizations or structures/entities or groups established by the National Security Council as engaging in activities against the national security of the State. In addition, decisions taken by the judicial authorities are monitored through the UYAP system.
The mandate of the Commission has been extended for one year in line with Article 3 of the Law no. 7075 with the Presidential Decree no. 2019/443 published on 26 December 2019 in the Official Gazette.
The Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures Activity Report (2018) published in English
The report on the activities of the Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures since its establishment and all the procedures related to the decision-making process has been published in English.
The Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures, which was established in order to assess and conclude the applications concerning measures which were carried out directly by the decree laws within the scope of the state of emergency. According to the announcement to the public recently that the Commission delivered decisions concerning more than half of the 126,000 application files within a period of the fifteen months decision-making process.
The Commission, which the European Court of Human Rights acknowledged as a domestic remedy, hosted many European delegations. The high-level delegations of the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, European Parliament and the EU Delegation to Turkey had the opportunity to observe the activities of the Commission on the spot with transparency and appreciated the Commission’s work.
In the activity report published, the Commission activities, from data analysis system to decision samples, from the measures taken by the Decree Laws to the statistical data related to the decisions are included.
By the report prepared by the Commission, it was aimed to give comprehensive information at the international level about the activities conducted by the Commission. Accordingly, the report will be shared with international organisations, foreign delegations and media representatives. In addition, access to the entire report is provided at https://soe.tccb.gov.tr/.