Joint declaration of a committee consisting of 254 signatories, CSOs, political parties, associations, foundations, co-mayors, and individuals gathering upon the call from HDK and DTK against the Palace Coup.
We have serious concerns about the constitutional amendment regarding the change on lifting the immunities.
Parliamentary immunity should primarily be a democratic right aiming to guarantee the elected officials the right to talk and express their opinions. This right belongs not only to the parliament members but also to the people who have elected them. Indeed the parliament members are obliged to reflect the will of the people they represent while acting on their behalf. Continue reading