2000

ECHR

Denmark v Turkey Friendly settlement 39 ILM 788 (2000)

The government of Denmark requests the Commission to examine the treatment by Turkish authorities of a Danish citizen Kemal Koc (related to PKK) during July to August 1996, when he was in Turkey to attend the funeral of his brother. Furthermore, it is requested to examine whether the interrogation techniques applied to Kemal Koc are applied in Turkey as a widespread practice designed to extract under severe pain and suffering confession and other statements, whether incriminating or not, whether true or false

The case was ended because a friendly settlement between the governments was signed. It included a continuous Danish Turkish political dialogue which will focus on human rights and emphasised the preference of Turkey in the Council of Europe’s police training project, it regret the occurrences of occasional and individual cases of torture and a payment of a sum of money to Denmark