To make progress in EU negotiation chapters as well as strengthening the capacity of the Institution in line with the OPCAT and the Paris Principles, a draft law was prepared under coordination of the Prime Ministry and submitted to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Following the procedural process, as of 20/4/2016 the newly approved Law on Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey came into effect, abolishing the Human Rights Board and Institution of Tukey.

With the new Law, the Institution will start to operate as the NPM, NHRI and equality body of Turkey. Decision making unit of the Institution is with the Human Rights and Equality Board and has not become operational yet.

Head of institution

Suleyman Arslan Chairman

Website

https://www.tihek.gov.tr/

Address

Yüksel Cad. No: 23 | 06650 | Kızılay-ANKARA

Year of establishment

2016

Accreditation status

NA

Year of accreditation

NA

Number of staff

25

Regional offices

NA

Mandate(s)

  • Equality Body
  • National Preventive Mechanism under OPCAT Art. 3 (NPM)

Core functions

  • Monitoring
  • Publishing research, recommendations and opinions
  • Complaints handling
  • Legal assistance
  • Advising government, parliament and other public bodies
  • Supporting the work of human rights defenders
  • Cooperation with civil society organisations
  • Awareness raising activities