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AUTHOR(S)

Vanessa Sedletzki
The Establishment Process for a Separate Child Ombudsman in Turkey: A case study
LANGUAGE:
English
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ABSTRACT

The paper provides an overview and analysis of the initial steps for the establishment process of a separate children’s ombudsman in Turkey. It examines the legal, political and social reasons why an ombudsman for children would be needed in the country. Specifically, it analyses Turkey’s legal framework and international obligations, concluding that lack of implementation of the law and monitoring of children’s rights are the main challenges. Children have disproportionately high rates of poverty, and are often victims of various forms of violence, in particular girls. The political structure of the country is affected by significant tensions, especially with regard to the place of religion in the public sphere. The paper analyses the possible reasons for the stalemate and looks at the text of the law from a child rights perspective.
SERIESInnocenti Working Papers
SERIES No. 2009-24
DATE OF PUBLICATION2011
PAGES42