Turkey's regulation on bugging stopped

Turkish state council decided that the ministry of justice has exceeded its limits of authority in the issues of bugging and technical tracking.

Turkey's regulation on bugging stopped
Turkish state council gave a critical decision: "The ministry of justice does not have the authorization to issue regulations," Turkish Daily Sabah reported.

After the decision by the state council case offices committee, the bugging and technical tracking will not come to an end. However, an amendment will be required on which executive authority will issue regulation in the criminal procedure law.

The state council decided that the ministry of justice has exceeded its limits of authority in the issues of bugging and technical tracking. An amendment in the law is required for bugging.

The state council case offices committee concluded that the ministry of justice does not hold the authority to issue regulations on bugging and technical tracking.

New regulations will be required in order to apply this system in the investigations.

Last year, the ministry of justice had issued regulation for concretization of bugging and technical tracking and also using agents in organized crimes.

Istanbul bar had opened an action to the state council and the state council 10th office had halted the execution of the provision for bugging the first degree relatives of the suspects. The ministry of justice appealed the decision and the council annulled the decision via consensus. The decision was based on the fact that the ministry of justice did not have the authorization to issue such regulations.
Last Mod: 22 Temmuz 2008, 12:00
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