Poland, Turkey, … – to leave the Istanbul Convention means to encourage violence against women

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention), of May 2011, is an important legal instrument for the reduction of violence against women.  Only 34 of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe have ratified the Istanbul Convention. Poland and Turkey were two …

Poland, Turkey, … – to leave the Istanbul Convention means to encourage violence against women

European lawyers protest against US sanctions on the International Criminal Court

On 2 September 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the imposition of sanctions, namely inclusion in the Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN), on International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and the Court’s prosecution jurisdiction director Phakiso Mochochoko, for investigating allegations that U.S. troops committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The …

European lawyers protest against US sanctions on the International Criminal Court

European Lawyers demand: Workers rights must be respected in Belarus

The situation in Belarus at the moment is extraordinary and worries the legal community around the world. People go out into the streets every day, every Sunday they accompany large-scale and unprecedented rallies, demonstrations and processions. Illegal actions of the authorities, extreme violence by the police and the authorities, for which the Government of the …

European Lawyers demand: Workers rights must be respected in Belarus

ELDH Statement – The Israeli Annexation plan must be stopped

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) is gravely concerned and alarmed at the announcement of the Israeli government that it planned to unlawfully annex even more Palestinian territory. Israel seems to have temporarily halted the annexation of the Jordan Valley, but the threat remains. This land comprises 30% of …

ELDH Statement – The Israeli Annexation plan must be stopped

Resolution on European border control in the Mediterranean Sea

IADL, AED and ELDH condemn the tactics employed by the European Union and other European countries member to the Schengen/Dublin Area through their agents and agencies, particularly Frontex, to repel and collectively expulse migrants seeking to enter Europe by sea from Turkey and North Africa. IADL, AED and ELDH call for a radical defunding of …

Resolution on European border control in the Mediterranean Sea

Solidarity with Turkish Bar Associations

European lawyers express solidarity with Turkish Bar Associations The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) expresses its grave concern at the news that a peaceful demonstration of the presidents and other members of almost 60 Bar Associations was blocked by the police, without any legal ground, from entering Ankara. The …

Solidarity with Turkish Bar Associations

Conference invitation – Re-Thinking Labour Law in the Digitalization Era – register now

European Labour Law Conference Conference organised by: the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the European Lawyers Network for Workers (ELW) Network and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), with the support of the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights ELDH 15 and 16 October 2020 The conference will take the form of …

Conference invitation – Re-Thinking Labour Law in the Digitalization Era – register now

End the Breach of Law in the Greek Refugee Camps: Refugee Admission instead of Symbolic Politics

RAV-ELDH Press release End the Breach of Law in the Greek Refugee Camps: Refugee Admission instead of Symbolic Politics More than 30,000 people continue to live in the Greek refugee camps under catastrophic and inhuman conditions. At today’s [June 16] Federal Press Conference (BPK) in Berlin, the RAV together with other organizations commented and called …

End the Breach of Law in the Greek Refugee Camps: Refugee Admission instead of Symbolic Politics