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The Case of Julian Assange – ELDH Webinar – 21 February 2024, 18.30 CET / 5.30pm GMT

Register now – Access details Meeting ID 852 4100 6112Passcode 590060 The Assange case is one of the worst judicial scandals in the universe of so-called human rights states. Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks, is still is still being held in a high-security maximum security prison in southeast London in the…

Constitutional Crisis in Turkey: Effects of the Can Atalay Judgment – 7 December 2023, 16.00 GMT, 17.00 CET, 19.00 TR

Please register in advance for this meeting: Download the programme (in English) – Download the programme (in Turkish)➢After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.➢English-Turkish simultaneous translation will be provided. Moderation: Thomas Schmidt, Co-Secretary General of The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) Opening Speech: Bilge Sayıcı,…

European Labour Law Conference – Enforcing workers’ rights in Europe through strategic litigation – 20 October 2023, Frankfurt

Enforcing workers’ rights in Europe through strategic litigation20 October 2023 (10:00 – 17:30)Interpretation: English, French, Italian, German, SpanishIn-person only, House of Labour, Frankfurt am Main Eschersheimer Landstraße 155/157 This event will explore the interpretative and creative potential of strategic litigation to reinforce the position of (vulnerable) workers in the EU. Trade unionists, lawyers and labour…

International Fair Trial Day Conference and the Ebru Timtik Award Ceremony – 14 June 2023, Mexico City/Mexico

Invitation In-Person & Online Event(Simultaneous interpretation Spanish and English provided) 10:00 – 18:00 CST Venue: Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la UNAMCircuito, Mario de La Cueva s/n, C.U., Coyoacán04510 Mexico City, MexicoRoom: Dr. Guillermo Floris Margadant Registration for in-person and online participation: HERE Download the programme: in English with speakers bios – in French –…

European Conference – Franco’s ghost: the judicialisation of politics in Spain and Catalonia.”, 6 May 2023, Barcelona

Invitation Franco’s ghost: the judicialisation of politics in Spain and Catalonia.”, 6 May 2023, 09h45 – 14h00 Sala Cotxeres in the Palau Robert, Passeig de Gràcia, 107 08008 Barcelona With speakers from Catalonia/Spain, Basque Country/Spain, England, Ireland, Kurdistan/Turkey. The conference will be held in Catalan and English with simultaneous translation. >>Registration link The programme (below)

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2000 – 2009

  • 27 – 29 November 2009, Bonn, Germany
    Expert conference
    “The socalled antiterror struggle using the example of Kurds –practice in the European legal sphere”
    Organizer: Azadi, MAF-DAD
    Coorganizer: ELDH
    Follow up shall be organized (task force on Interpol; legal defence group, group to battle the criminalization of Kurds)
  • 16th and 17th October 2009, Paris
    Labour Law in Europe
    Organizer: EDL European Democratic Lawyers, Progress Lawyers Network, SAF
    Coorganizer: ELDH
  • 26th and 27th June 2009, Berlin
    Peace through law
    Organized by IALANA
    Participation ELDH
  • 17thJanuary 2009, Paris
    European Criminal Justice,

    together with AFJD
  • September 2008, Bristol

    Organized by
  • March 2008, Ankara
  • March 2008
    (EDL Conference, support of ELDH)
  • February 2008

    (Participation of ELDH)
  • Mai 2007, Freiburg :
    Labour and Justice in a globalized world

    organized by BAKJ, with support of ELDH
  • June 2007, Hannover
    The EU-Constitutional Treaty – Critiques and Alternatives

    Organized by ELDH together with attac-Germany
  • 20 and 21 October 2006 in Barcelona
    The Boarder of Europe – Zones without Rights

    Organized by EDL, supported by ELDH
  • 6 May 2006 in Berlin
    Social Rights in Europe – Provocation for Neoliberalism
    Organized by ELDH
  • May 2005 in London
    Suspect Communities: The ‘War on Terror’ in Europe
  • February 2005
    Arwarding of Hans-Litten-Price to Lea Tsemel and Mohammad Na’amneh
    (together with the German Association of Democratic Lawyers, VDJ)
  • September 2004 in Istanbul
    State and Religion in Europe
  • April 2004 in Paris
    “A democratic Constitution for Europe”
  • 2003 in Geneva
    “Independence of the Public Prosecutor”
  • 2003 in Geneva
    “War Crimes”
  • 2001 in Paris
    The European Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • 2001 in Frankfurt / Oder
    “Enlargement of the European Union”
  • 2000 Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakir
    “Turkeys entrance into the European Union
  • 2000 in Frankfurt
    “Asylum as a Human Right”

1993 – 1999

  • 1999 in Paris
    “Labor law under the conditions of Globalization”
  • 1998 in Istanbul
    “Environmental Law at the southern boarder of Europe”
  • 1997 in Strasburg
    “Legislation and procedures against racism in Europe – What experiences ? What demands ?”
  • 1997 in Brussels
    “Environmental law in Europe”
  • 1996 in Florence
    “The European Union – What common Institutions ? What fundamental common policies ? “
  • 1995 in Rome
    “The weapon of hunger – against economic embargos”
  • 1995 in Istanbul
    “Democracy and Human Rights in Turkey”
  • 1993 in Berlin
    “Europe promises land
    Nationality, Immigration, Asylum”

Further activities in the past:

  • Participation at the European Network against racism, ENAR
  • Campaign against the detention of asylum seekers in Europe
  • Observation of the political legal procedures in Turkey
  • Mission in Iraq to investigate the impact of the UN-Embargo on the population
  • Flight to Iraq to encourage the UN to lift it’s embargo
  • Mission in Palestine to investigate the Human Rights Situation
  • Mission in French Guyana to investigate the Human Rights Situation