‘Legitimate aims’ of national governments are a deeply worrying element in two of the ECHR-rulings I criticized in so called ‘long texts’ that can be found in the category Judicial Activism. More specifically under the heading Elephants in Courtrooms. It is disgusting. To use an understatement The texts on the two above mentioned ECHR rulings… Continue reading Legitimate aims of those governments
Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey
For decades now, Islam is growing stronger in Turkey. ‘European’ judicial activism contributed to this. Necmettin Erbakan (1926–2011), founder of Millî Görüş , former prime minister and mentor to Erdowahn, was one of the main forces behind the re-Islamization of Turkey. In 2006 a group of judges from the European Court of Human Rights –… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey
The very little known ‘Atatürk’
How coincidental do you want it?In October 1927, Kemal Mustapha gave a speech that lasted six days. Yes, Fidel Castro certainly fell short of that with his six or eight hour speeches. When I was preparing my book “IS, the Kurds and the Caliphate. Turkey: from sick occupant to paranoid neighbor”. [The footer contains a… Continue reading The very little known ‘Atatürk’
Elephants in courtrooms – II video
Reading the long text can easily take a quarter of an hour. You can watch the video first. Here is the link to the Long Text itself.