«An entire profession on trial»

Press release issued by the legal Fact Finding Mission, taking place in Istanbul from 15 September to 20 September,  to monitor and observe current mass trials against lawyers in Turkey. Download the press release A group of approximately 30 lawyers from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland, representing international organizations, bar …

Political trials against lawyers and political activists in Turkey and other countries

ELDH will try to send observers to the following trials. These trials are observed by many lawyers from different organisations in Europe. Colleagues who wish to participate in the trial observation should get into contact with ELDH: Email ELDH Guide on Trial Observations UN Basic principles on the role of lawyers In Turkey International Law …

European Lawyers demand: The Afghan people, victims of the previous Taliban regime, and of NATO occupation for the past 20 years, deserve all possible solidarity

20 years after the defeat of the Taliban regime at the hands of the US following 9/11, the people of Afghanistan were caught between the Middle East policies of the USA, NATO and the EU and the oppressive policies of the corrupt government supported by the USA. Today they are facing new and severe dangers. …

Register now – European Labour Law Conference: Labour rights & the digital transition – 28-29 October 2021

28-29 October 2021, online and at the International Trade Union House, Brussels.The event is organized by the ETUI in cooperation with the European Lawyers for Workers Network (ELW Network) We are planning a hybrid event: participation is possible both in person and online.Interpretation will be available in English, French, Italian, and German. Download the programmeRegistration …

ELDH Statement against unfair trial on Basque lawyers

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH), with members in 21 European countries, declares its grave concern at many aspects of the ongoing trial at the Criminal Chamber of the Audiencia  Nacional ( Sala de lo Penal de la Audiencia Nacional) in Madrid of nine Basque defendants. The accused are the …

Statement against war crimes committed in Palestine and Israel

The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH), with members in 21 European countries, expresses its grave concern at the latest outbreak of violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). As a result of the violence so far, at least 230 Palestinians have been killed, including 65 children, in Gaza, by Israeli …