Judicial commissions have adopted proposals to amend the Turkish Penal Code and some laws, including provisions to prevent violence against women and health workers.
According to the proposal, the reasons for the considerable reduction in Turkey’s penal code would be limited. The unrepentant behavior of the offender will not be taken as a basis for discretionary waiver.
The formal attitude and behavior of the offender during the trial, such as paying attention to his camouflage and attire, wearing a suit and tie, will not be considered as a reason for discretion. In the case of discretionary discounts, the reasons must be shown in the conclusion.
Punishment will be increased if crimes like intentional killing, intentional injury, intimidation, torture and ill-treatment are committed against women in order to more effectively deal with and prevent violence against women.
A case of intentional homicide against a woman will be included in the case worthy of this offense. Although intentional murder is punishable by life imprisonment, if the crime is committed against a woman, the punishment is life imprisonment.
If the crime of intentional injury, which can be remedied through general medical intervention, is committed against a woman, the lower sentence will be increased from 4 months to 6 months imprisonment.
If the crime of torturing a woman is committed, the lower limit of three years imprisonment will be increased to 5 years.
If the crime of torture against a woman is committed, the lower limit of 2 years imprisonment will be increased and 2 years and 6 months imprisonment will be given.
If a woman is convicted of threatening to attack her life, body or immune system, the minimum sentence will be 9 months imprisonment.
If it is a crime to deprive the public of the right to benefit from public services, the penalty will be increased to one-sixth.
“Personal follow-up” would be a crime
Actions described as endless pursuit would be considered an independent offense. A perpetrator who causes serious inconvenience to a person or is concerned about the safety of himself or his relatives by constantly physically following or attempting to communicate using communication and communication tools, information systems or third parties will be punished. 6 months to 2 years ..
The crime of incessant pursuit occurs against the child or spouse that has been divorced or divorced; Forcing the victim to change school, workplace, place of residence or to leave school or work; If it is committed by the offender, for which a restraining order has been issued or an arrangement has been made not to go near the residence, school or workplace, the offender will be sentenced to 1 to 3 years imprisonment. The investigation and trial of this crime will depend on the allegations.
Arrest catalog crime regulation
The proposal would include the catalog offenses of intentional injury against women and the catalog offense of intentional injury committed while performing or performing the duties of persons working in health institutions and organizations.
In cases where the crime of intentional injury is committed against a person who is incapable of defending himself physically or spiritually, or with a monstrous feeling, it would also be a catalog offense.
Amendments will be made in the paragraph entitled “Rights of Victims and Complainants” of the Criminal Procedure Code. In accordance with the regulations, the Turkish Penal Code will cover the offenses of sexual exploitation of children or offenses of continuous harassment and intentional injury, torture or mistreatment of women. Thus, during the investigation and trial stages, especially women who have been victims of violence, they will benefit from the free legal aid and support of lawyers appointed by the Bar Association and will be able to use redress. Effectively
The provision of compromise will not be applied to the crime of endless pursuit.
A Professional Accountability Committee has been established for healthcare workers
The proposal seeks to investigate medical procedures and practices related to examinations, diagnoses and treatments performed by physicians and dentists by public or private health institutions and organizations and the Foundation University and other healthcare professionals within its jurisdiction. The provisions of the Health Profession Performance Act will apply. The Board of Professional Responsibilities established under the Ministry of Health will allow the investigation. The Board may also appoint Chairpersons or Vice-Chairmen of the Provincial Department of Health to conduct preliminary examinations of physicians and dentists and other health professionals working in private health institutions and organizations and Foundation Universities.
Whether there is a way for compensation provided by the administration due to medical procedures and practices related to examinations, diagnoses and treatments performed by physicians and dentists working in government institutions and agencies and state universities, the performance of the health profession, and the amount of shelter. This will be decided by the Professional Liability Board within 1 year, considering whether he has misused his responsibilities by doing the opposite and whether he is at fault.
The proposal would also regulate the members of the Professional Responsibilities Board and their decision-making processes
This regulation will not apply to those whose rights have been granted final investigation and the investigation or trial will continue.
From the date of enactment of this article, cases filed by the administration and state universities, and other healthcare practitioners within the scope of health care practice, from lawsuits filed by administrators to government agencies and dentists for compensation paid by the administration for medical procedures and practices related to examination, diagnosis and treatment. Professionals. The plaintiff will be given two months to apply to the Professional Responsibilities Board to decide on those pending trial. If no application is made, the case will be dismissed systematically.