ELDH celebrates the historic decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights  to hold Colombia  responsible for violating the right to defend human rights

Download the statement The “Miembros de la Corporación Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” Vs.Colombia” case judgment of 18th October 2023,  is a historic opportunity to make reparations to the victims, who for more than 45 years have worked in the defense of human rights in Colombia.  The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has issued …

Political Prisoners: Isolation, ill-treatment and torture, 11 April 2024, 14.00 – 17.00 CET, Brussels

Jointly organized by ELDH, AED and MAF-DAD Hosted by: Massimiliano Smeriglio Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Location: Brussels, European Parliament, Room: ASP3G3 Opening speeches: Video message: Mauro Palma Former Chair of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Keynote Speeches: Download the programme Media

EU-Turkey Statement – Eight years of Violence, Discrimination, Segregation, and Exclusion

When the EU-Turkey Statement was issued in March 2016, it was roundly denounced byhuman rights groups for its complete disregard for the international obligation of states toprotect the rights of refugees1. While the so-called “deal” itself was no more than anon-binding press release, it set the course for the implementation of increasingly draconianand violent border …

STATEMENT ON  INTERNATIONAL  WOMEN’S  DAY

International Women’s Day 2024 sees nothing to celebrate in terms of global achievements of women over the past year.  Femicide and women dying due to genocide are increasing.  Still too many women human rights activists continue to be imprisoned and silenced often by reactionary and religious fanatic governments. We recall that one of the greatest threats …

ELDH condemns raid of a lawyer’s office in İstanbul

Download the statement On 6 February 2024, after an armed attack on the largest court building (Çağlayan Courthouse) in Istanbul, two assailants were killed by the police. According to the police, the attackers were members of the DHKP-C. Following this attack, a number of offices of various organisations in Istanbul were raided and vandalized by …

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

Register now – Access detailshttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85241006112?pwd=N2lnL2NxaUprUFNRV0h4SFhOY20xQT09 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 …