FOR AN EFFECTIVE RECOGNITION OF THE SPECIFIC GROUNDS FOR ASYLUM FOR WOMEN, GIRLS AND LGBTIQA+ PEOPLE

Sexual and gender-based violence (including domestic violence, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, genital mutilation, trafficking, discriminatory legislation, repudiation, deprivation of their children) pushes many women, girls and LGBTIQA+ people to flee their countries and seek asylum in Europe. These people are almost systematically exposed to violence and exploitation along the migration route: sexual violence by smugglers …

ELDH Statement on Israel’s declaration that six Palestinian civil society groups are “terrorist organisations”

Dowload the statement The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) with members in 21 European countries, joins several United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteurs, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and many humanitarian, development, human rights and faith organisations working to support the rights and welfare of the Palestinian people, to condemn the …

Solidarity with the former mayor of Riace, Domenico Lucano – Against the criminalisation of refugees and their supporters

Download the statement (PDF) ELDH condemns the decision of the Locri tribunal to inflict a criminal sentence of 13 years and two months on the former mayor of Riace, Domenico Lucano. This is another shocking example of the criminalisation of refugees and their supporters by Italian judges, and also of the abuse of courts for …

«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 …

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. …

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 …