Vande Lanotte to International Criminal Court against Turkish regime
The International Criminal Court in The Hague was established twenty years ago to try those suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. According to Vande Lanotte, President Recep Erdogan’s Turkey fits that definition perfectly. “There is hardly any democracy. In terms of human rights, it is just an authoritarian regime. Moreover, Turkey abuses charges of terrorism or espionage to kidnap and torture dissidents.”
When Vande Lanotte left politics two years ago, he started a new career at the office of the Ghent lawyer Walter Van Steenbrugge. The law firm has collected nearly 800 testimonies of torture, 60 kidnappings and 2,000 cases of arbitrary detention.