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Abuse of pre-trial detention: PACE rapporteur to make fact-finding visit to Turkey

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD), rapporteur of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make a fact-finding visit to Ankara on 11-12 June, in the context of the preparation of his report on the “Abuse of pre-trial detention in States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights”.

During his visit, he is due to meet the Ministers of Interior Affairs and Justice, the Chairperson of the parliamentary Committee on Justice, and the Chairperson of the parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Inquiry. Talks are also scheduled with the Turkish delegation to PACE, the Chief Ombudsman and the judicial authorities, as well as with representatives of civil society.