Parties agree on 2 charter articles
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Lawmaker and member of the commission from CHP, Atilla Kart. AA photoParliament’s Constitution Commission announced late May 18 that an agreement had been reached on two articles of the new charter, one on human dignity and the other on the integrity of fundamental rights and freedoms.
According to information provided by Atilla Kart, a lawmaker and member of the commission from the ranks of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the four parliamentary parties agreed on two articles of the new constitution.
“Human honor and dignity are inviolable,” said the new article on human dignity. “Human honor and dignity are the foundation of human rights and the constitutional order.
The state respects human honor and dignity and a human’s right to improve his/her physical and moral being; protects these values and removes all obstructions before them.”
On the integrity of basic rights and freedoms, they said: “Everyone has inviolable, inalienable, indispensible basic rights and freedoms adherent to their selfhood. Basic rights and freedoms are integral and complement each other.”
However, the parties failed to find consensus on writing the article on “equality” and left it to the commission’s meetings next week due to the Peace and Development Party’s (BDP) insistence on inserting “all sexual identities” into the article.