ELDH Statement: New mass arrests of lawyers in Turkey: European lawyers’ grave concern

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH)  is gravely concerned at the news, that on 12 March 2020, 10 lawyers were arrested and later detained, and their homes and those of another 3 lawyers and offices were searched (7 in Urfa, 5 in Diyarbakır and one in Şirnak province). The following …

ELDH Statement: New mass arrests of lawyers in Turkey: European lawyers’ grave concern

European Lawyers: Refugees at the Greek border are victims of EU and Turkish complicity *

On 1 March 2020 the Greek Government unilaterally invoked Article 78.3 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), announcing that it would not accept new asylum applications for one month and that those who attempt to enter illegally would be turned back. These measures were in response to the Turkish Government’s …

European Lawyers: Refugees at the Greek border are victims of EU and Turkish complicity *

Collective Statement on the situation of refugees in Greece

The signatories acknowledge the recent decision of the Greek Government to increase the level of deterrence at the borders to the maximum, to stop the registration of asylum applications for one month and to turn back to their country of origin or their country of transit anyone trying to enter into Greece illegally, following the …

Collective Statement on the situation of refugees in Greece

EJDM demands: to acknowledge the public utility character of the anti-fascist organization VVN

Düsseldorf, 12. Dezember 2019 Press release In recent months, the number of cases in which associations in Germany have been deprived of their predominantly long-recognised non-profit status by tax offices has increased. One of the victims of this repressive politics is the 1947 created Federal association of the pursued ones of the Nazi regime – …

EJDM demands: to acknowledge the public utility character of the anti-fascist organization VVN

Joint Press release: We call for the immediate Stop of Police and Judicial Cooperation with the Turkish Republic!

Dowload the press release in English Download the press release in German Turkey’s recent history has been marked by the destruction of internal standards of the rule of law and external aggression and war crimes contrary to international law. Neither the bombing of its own civilian population in 2015 and 2016 nor the transformation of …

Joint Press release: We call for the immediate Stop of Police and Judicial Cooperation with the Turkish Republic!

Statements against the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists

ELDH Statement: ELDH condemns the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists – A travesty of justice Download ELDH Statement Download letter concerning the attacks on lawyer Gonzalo Boye (defense lawyer of  the Catalan ex-president Carles Puigdemont and some of his former ministers) The letter was sent to the  Mr. Diego García-Sayán, United Nations …

Statements against the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists

European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

At the Silivri Prison Camp the lawyers delegation had the opportunity to talk to 4 convicted CHD lawyers who are detained in Silivri: Selçuk Kocağaçlı (sentenced to 11 years and 3 months), Behiç Aşçı (sentenced to 12 years) and Barkın Timtik (sentenced to 18 years and 9 months) , Ebru Timtik (senteced to 13 years …

European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers