European court rules Turkish teachers' right to fair trial violated

The European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday that two Turkish teachers who were dismissed from their posts for refusing to remove their headscarves during lessons were subjected to unfair trials.

European court rules Turkish teachers' right to fair trial violated

The court announced yesterday that Fatma Karaduman and Sevil Tandoğan, who were dismissed from their posts as high school teachers in 2001on the grounds that they refused to take off their headscarves during lessons, were deprived of their right to a fair trial as they had not been allowed to respond to the opinion of the principal state counsel at the Council of State on the issue.

The court referred to previous cases in which a complaint similar to that of Karaduman and Tandoğan had been submitted and it had found a violation of the right to a fair trial.

It also ruled that Karaduman and Tandoğan would not be granted any pecuniary damages by Turkey. The two had demanded that Turkey pay them a total of 400,000 euros.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Haziran 2008, 11:33
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