Thanks for this, Lyo--I love your guerilla-style research! mary -----Original Message----- From: International Law Librarians List (Int-Law) [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lyonette Louis-Jacques Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:19 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [Int-Law] Update on the June 5, 2008 Turkish Constitutional Court headscarf case Guten Tag Int-Lawyers! Several of us have been trying to find the full text or extended summary including the Court's reasoning in Turkish, English, German, or French of the June 5, 2008 decision of the Constitutional Court of Turkey related to headscarves. It has been fruitless so far. But I think I found promising news. I have no Turkish, but I checked the Court's website and couldn't find anything new: http://www.anayasa.gov.tr/general/ Then I did a variety of searches involving the date in English and in Turkish (5 Haz 2008, 5 Haziran 2008), the relevant constitutional articles (Madde 2, 4, 148), the rapporteur, Osman Can, etc. and found this info (don't know anything about the reliability of the resource): It looks like the Court is finally going to release the full decision this October!: http://www.dunyagazetesi.com.tr/haber.asp?id=21188&cDate= Constitutional court to release full decisions on two landmark rulings next month 09.09.2008 - 11:27 Full decisions on two recent landmark Constitutional Court rulings will be released early next month, said Constitutional Court Chief Justice Hasim Kilic yesterday. Speaking to a ceremony at Parliament marking the beginning of the judicial year, Kilic told reporters that in October they will release full decisions, including the court's legal reasoning, on a case upholding the Constitution's headscarf ban at universities, and its decision not to close down the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). This same source had said the Court would release a "well-reasoned statement" soon back in June, but it seems that didn't happen?: http://www.dunyagazetesi.com.tr/haber.asp?id=11429 Top court annuls constitutional change allowing headscarf 06.06.2008 - 11:23 Turkey's top court yesterday declared s,e law to allow wearing Islamic headscarf at universities invalid. Members of s,e Constitutional Court, chaired by Hasim Kilic rejected s,e constitutional changes 9-2. s,e court reportedly based its ruling on Article 4 of s,e Constitution, which stipulates s,at Republic's core values, including secularism, cannot be altered. Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), s,e Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and s,e Democratic Society Party (DTP) had backed s,e changes. Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Democratic Left Part (DSP) s,en applied to s,e top court asking annulment of s,e law. Speaking to reporters, Kilic called on all people to respect s,e ruling of s,e top court and said s,at s,ey would release a well-reasoned statement soon. And back in June, some of the more meaty articles included: http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=142265 Legal experts back rapporteurs stance Law professors and some politicians have expressed support for a report by a Constitutional Court rapporteur, submitted to the top court on Friday, recommending the rejection of an appeal to annul a constitutional amendment securing headscarf-wearing women the right to education on campus at Turkish universities. Constitutional Court rapporteur Osman Can submitted to the court's judges his report on a filing by opposition parties the Republican People's Party (CHP) and Democratic Left Party (DSP) appealing a package amending two constitutional articles that was adopted by the vote of 411 deputies in February. The petitioners claimed the change ran against the principle of secularism..... --- If anyone has additional useful information (such as other sources of extended summaries or commentary re the case in any language), please let us know. Vielen Dank! Lyo. Lyonette Louis-Jacques Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law D'Angelo Law Library University of Chicago Law School 1121 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637 U.S.A. E-mail: [log in to unmask] Phone: 1-773-702-9612 Fax: 1-773-702-2889 http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/ http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/louis-jacques http://lawlibraries.ning.com/profile/LyonetteLouisJacques [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors.