ECHR refers first case to top Turkish court

The European Court of Human Rights designated the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time as a domestic remedy of last resort.

ECHR refers first case to top Turkish court

World Bulletin/News Desk

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected a Turkish national's appeal and designated the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time as a domestic remedy of last resort.

ECHR found 'inadmissible' an appeal by a Turkish citizen in a land confiscation case, citing a latest regulation by the Turkish parliament that gives Turkish citizens the right to individual application to the Turkish Constitutional Court.

The European court gave its decision with 5 votes in favour and 2 against, saying that an individual application must be lodged with the Turkish Constitutional Court before the case can be taken to Strasbourg. 

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