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

ELDH – Statement condemning Turkey’s invasion of Rojava / North Eastern Syria

ELDH denounces Turkey’s invasion of North East Syria, which constitutes a gross violation of international law by the Turkish Republic and its officials. ELDH also condemns in the strongest possible terms the facilitation of this invasion by the U.S. ELDH finally denounces the US and Russian veto against a statement of the UN Security Council …

ELDH – Statement condemning Turkey’s invasion of Rojava / North Eastern Syria

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS ESCALATING

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS ESCALATING Joint call by international legal community: Protect Filipino lawyers! Today, Lawyers for Lawyers together with 151 international and domestic bar associations, other lawyers’ organizations (among them ELDH) and legal professionals from 49 countries around the world called on the Government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to …

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS ESCALATING

Letter to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva – concerning the 18 sentenced and imprisoned CHD lawyers

Quick Response Desk Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Fax: 0041 22 917 9006 E-mail: urgent-action@ohchr.org Date: 20 May 2019 Download the letter (PDF) FOR THE ATTENTION OF: Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Special Rapporteur …

Letter to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva – concerning the 18 sentenced and imprisoned CHD lawyers

Second Conference of Mediterranean Lawyers

Sunday 19 may 2019 9-19 (10.00 to 19.00, with an hour break for lunch) / Click here for booking / Asilo Filangieri Naples, Vico Giuseppe Maffei, 4, 80138 Napoli Greetings from the Mayor Luigi De Magistris Roberto Lamacchia (National Association of Democratic Lawyers) Bill Bowring (European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights) …

Second Conference of Mediterranean Lawyers

Western Sahara – Letter to the President of the United Nations Security Council Dr. Christoph Heusgen

Open letter H.E. Mr Christoph Heusgen Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 20 April 2019 Your Excellency As representatives of human rights organisations, civil society, and solidarity groups from around the world, we are writing to you to request that you …

Western Sahara – Letter to the President of the United Nations Security Council Dr. Christoph Heusgen