Türkiye: HDP closure would violate rights to freedom of expression and association

A decision to close Türkiye’s second largest opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), following a lawsuit at the country’s Constitutional Court, would result in multiple violations of the rights to freedom of expression and association. As the country prepares for crucial elections in the aftermath of the devastating 6 February earthquakes, an order to close HDP and a political ban on several hundred current and former HDP members would be in clear breach of Türkiye’s international obligations.

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