Summary of Stakeholders’ submissions on Turkey*
Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
1. The present report was prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1 and 16/21, taking into consideration the periodicity of the universal periodic review. It is a summary of 100 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review, presented in a summarized manner owing to word-limit constraints.
II. Information provided by stakeholders
A. Scope of international obligations2 and cooperation with international human rights mechanisms and bodies3 2. Several stakeholders recommended ratifying ICPPED.4 ICJ and HRAA urged ratifying OP-ICESCR.5 HRAA, HRW, ICJ, JS3 and JS48 urged ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.6 HRAA recommended ratifying the Elements of Crimes, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and Privileges and Immunities Documents attached to Rome Statute.7 3. JS3 and JS45 recommended ratifying the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education.8 HRW, JS40 and JS45 recommended ratifying the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and other international instruments relating to minority rights.9 ICAN recommended Turkey to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.10 European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) reiterated its recommendation to the Turkish authorities to ratify Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights.11 4. HRW, ESHID and JS33 recommended withdraw the reservation to Article 27 of the ICCPR.12 HRAA and ESHID recommended lifting the reservations to ICESCR and remove all the reservations and declarations put in to CRC, OP-CRC-AC and OP-CRC-SC, while HRAA and JS3 recommended lifting the reservation to OP-CRC-IC.13
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