Turkey filed 50,000 times at Euro court between 2002 and 2012
More than 50,000 applications were filed at the European Court of Human Rights against Turkey in last decade. REUTERS photoJustice Minister Sadullah Ergin has revealed that more than 50,000 applications were filed at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Turkey between 2002 and 2012.
Between May 2004 and the first half of 2012, Turkey was fined 180.94 million Turkish Liras for violations, Ergin said.
The figures were provided by Ergin in response to a written motion submitted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu.
According to Ergin’s response, the Justice Ministry paid 1.7 million euros (3.92 million liras) in compensation for violations handed down from the European court between Mar. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012.
According to the information provided by the Foreign Ministry the 3, 862 cases filed against Turkey in 2002 increased to 5, 792 in 2010; to 8, 656 in 2011 and to 9,053 in 2012. Hence, a grand total of 50, 249 applications were lodged over the period between 2002 and 2012.