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 …

ELDH supports the rally organised  by the Basque civic organisation “ Sare “ demanding the end of exceptional measures applied to Basque Political  Prisoners 

Download the statement: in English, Spanish, Basque The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH), with members in 22 European countries, notes that it is more than 12 years since ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, “Basque Homeland and Liberty”), declared the end of its armed campaign in the Basque Country. The Basque Country has transited …

ELDH: For an immediate Ceasefireand respect for international law in Israel and Palestine

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) is a lawyers’ association with members in 22 European countries. It is committed to democracy and human rights, in particular for respect for international law. ELDH strongly supports United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution ES-10/22 of the 10th Emergency Special Session of the …

ELDH DECLARATION ON THE AMNESTY BILL IN THE SPANISH PARLIAMENT

download the statement The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH), with members in 22 European countries, applauds the presentation (following lengthy and complex negotiations) to the Spanish Parliament of an Amnesty Bill which abides by the constitution, and which is supported by the new Spanish coalition government and by an absolute majority of …

Our Colleagues should be acquitted: Peaceful protest shall not be criminalized as terrorism propaganda!Our Colleagues should be acquitted:

Download the statement The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) with members in 22 European countries, is gravely concerned at the probable outcome of the hearing at the Istanbul 13th Heavy Criminal Court which is due to take place on 30 November 2023. On October 10, 2015, a bomb attack organized by ISIS …

Joint Statement – Widespread mistreatment of lawyers in Turkey

Widespread mistreatment of lawyers in Turkey This week, a delegation of 21 bar associations, human rights organisations and legal groups representing eight countries gathered in Turkey for a fact-finding mission on the Turkish government’s treatment of criminal law and human rights lawyers. * A joint statement by the delegation said: “As the mission draws to …

Turkey: Top Court Upholds Rights Defender’s Life Term

Conviction of Osman Kavala and Four Others Needs Urgent International Response download statement in Turkish (Istanbul, October 10, 2023) – The prosecution of the rights defender and businessman Osman Kavala and four codefendants in connection with mass protests a decade ago has been unfair and essentially a political show trial from the beginning,  a group …