Country Turkey
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 17 of the Constitution adopted in 1982, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions: Everyone has the right to life and the right to protect and improve his/her corporeal and spiritual existence.
The corporeal integrity of the individual shall not be violated except under medical necessity and in cases prescribed by law; and shall not be subjected to scientific or medical experiments without his/her consent.
No one shall be subjected to torture or maltreatment; no one shall be subjected to penalties or treatment incompatible with human dignity.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Turkey 1982 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database

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