Draft allows state to recoup funds
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsCitizens will be able to sue the state if they sustain any kind of damage due to the actions of a public servant, according to a legal arrangement agreed upon by the Constitution Drafting Commission, a sub-commission of the Parliament Constitution Reconciliation Commission.
According to the arrangement, which was drafted on Sept. 19 as the two Constitution Drafting Commissions debated articles covering the right to social security and fair salary and the right to collective bargaining, the state will pay the required compensation and will later collect this compensation from the public servant at fault in installments.
“Damages incurred by any person due to unlawful treatment by holders of public office shall be compensated by the state. The state reserves the right of recourse to the official responsible,” reads Article 40 of the existing Constitution, which covers protection of fundamental rights and freedom.