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Turkey: Human Rights

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 7 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What steps they will take, in collaboration with other members of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to persuade Turkey to invite the United Nations Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions to visit the country; and whether the remarks made by the United Kingdom Presidency at the Commission regarding compliance with United Nations mechanisms in the context of Algeria's failure to invite the Rapporteur apply

pari passu in the case of Turkey. [HL1657]

Her Majesty's Government will raise the issue of the outstanding invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions to visit Turkey in the course of our bilateral contacts with the Turkish government.The EU view, set out by the UK Presidency at the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights under Item 3, that it is incumbent upon all member states of the United Nations to co-operate fully and without conditions with the procedures and mechanisms of United Nations bodies applies equally to all countries.