CoE Committee of Ministers examines Kakoulli and Isaak groups of cases against Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, which supervises the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights, has published its decision concerning the Kakoulli and Isaak groups of cases against Turkey. The Committee calls the Turkish authorities to provide additional information on a number of issues by 31 December 2021 and says that it will resume the examination of these cases in June 2022 at the latest.

The Committee recalled that these cases concern four killings and one life-threatening injury of Greek-Cypriots in 1996, three of which took place during demonstrations in or around the United Nations buffer zone in Cyprus, due to excessive use of force or fire-arms by Turkish or Turkish-Cypriot military or “police” forces and lack of effective and impartial investigations.

Source: Cyprus News Agency