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ECHR judgment in the case Kavala v. Türkiye: joint statement by Council of Europe leaders

Osman Kavala, Turkey

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Simon Coveney, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić have made the following statement on the European Court’s judgment in the Kavala v. Türkiye case:

“The European Court of Human Rights, in its judgment released today, has confirmed the Committee of Ministers’ view that by not having ensured Osman Kavala’s release after the Court’s first judgment in his case, Türkiye has failed to fulfil its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. We welcome today’s judgment which provides a definitive answer on this point. We renew our call for the immediate release of Mr Kavala.

We urge Türkiye, as a Party to the Convention, to take all necessary steps to implement the judgment. This matter will remain under the supervision of the Committee of Ministers until the judgment is fully implemented.”