HC Deb 17 March 1999 vol 327 cc680-1W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to Turkey about the principles of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on the legal rights of a person charged with an offence. [74621]

Ms Quin

We regularly raise with Turkey the importance we attach to Turkey meeting its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, including the right of a person charged with an offence to a fair trial and to legal counsel of his choice.

With EU partners we most recently raised this issue with Turkey on 22 February.

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