Joint Statement: Case concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death

Case concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death The undersigned organisations have been following recent developments in the case involving the prosecution of police officers allegedly involved in the killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi in November 2015. We are concerned that the prosecution, as well as …

Joint Statement: Case concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death

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

https://www.dw.com/en/turkey-laws-against-domestic-abuse-fail-to-protect-women/a-55717911 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 …

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

Appeal for donations:For lawyers who were victims of the earthquake in Izmir

On October 30, a severe earthquake hit the Turkish metropolis of Izmir. Over 2,000 buildings were either destroyed or damaged. 14 people lost their lives, including 3 lawyers*, more than 1,000 were injured. Temporary shelters were needed for over 6,000 people. Most of the destruction took place in the Bayrakli district, where the court building …

Appeal for donations:For lawyers who were victims of the earthquake in Izmir

The judicial scandal has to come to an end – the imprisoned lawyers must be released

On November 11, the   ÇHD I criminal case, which started in 2013, will continue at the 1st instance, before the 18th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul. The victims of this long lasting trial are the accused 22 lawyers, all members of the Turkish Lawyers’ Organization ÇHD (Progressive Lawyers of Turkey) and all working in one …

The judicial scandal has to come to an end – the imprisoned lawyers must be released

ELDH statement on the new EU ‘Pact on Migration and Asylum’

The Pact on Migration and Asylum published on 23 September 2020, provides a framework to facilitate and justify the obstruction of access to asylum procedures, unlawful returns and refoulement. Although labelled a ‘fresh start’,[1] it retains many highly contentious aspects of the old border policy including a discriminatory fast track border procedure, military and technological …

ELDH statement on the new EU ‘Pact on Migration and Asylum’

LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS PROTEST ARREST OF TURKISH LAWYER SEDA SARALDI

The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL), and the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) on 31 October 2020:  Another lawyer from Turkey has been arrested Free Seda Saraldı ! We, the undersigned international lawyers’ associations, have for many years …

LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS PROTEST ARREST OF TURKISH LAWYER SEDA SARALDI

Conference Report – Rethinking labour law in the digitalisation era – 15 and 16 October 2020

On 15 and 16 October 2020 a very well attended video conference with about 650 registrations was organised by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the European Lawyers 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). Simultaneous …

Conference Report – Rethinking labour law in the digitalisation era – 15 and 16 October 2020

Letter to the Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN: necessary measures for a fair and timely peace settlement in Western Sahara

Excellency,As representatives of human rights organisations, civil society andsolidarity groups from Germany, we are writing to ask you and allMembers of the Security Council to take the necessary measuresfor a fair and timely peace settlement in Western Sahara! In the run-up to the UN Security Council vote on the renewal of theMINURSO mandate, this is …

Letter to the Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN: necessary measures for a fair and timely peace settlement in Western Sahara