Declarations & Publications

Resolution on European border control in the Mediterranean Sea

IADL, AED and ELDH condemn the tactics employed by the European Union and other European countries member to the Schengen/Dublin Area through their agents and agencies, particularly Frontex, to repel and collectively expulse migrants seeking to enter Europe by sea from Turkey and North Africa. IADL, AED and ELDH call for a radical defunding of…

End the Breach of Law in the Greek Refugee Camps: Refugee Admission instead of Symbolic Politics

RAV-ELDH Press release End the Breach of Law in the Greek Refugee Camps: Refugee Admission instead of Symbolic Politics More than 30,000 people continue to live in the Greek refugee camps under catastrophic and inhuman conditions. At today’s [June 16] Federal Press Conference (BPK) in Berlin, the RAV together with other organizations commented and called…

Letter to the President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture – Imprisoned lawyers on hunger strike

President of theEuropean Committee for the Prevention of Tortureand Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Professor Dr. Mykola GNATOVSKYYCouncil of EuropeF-67075 Strasbourg CedexFranceFAX  +33 (0)3 88 41 27 72 Download the letter Ill treatment of political prisoners in Turkey – unjustified health risk due to Corona pandemic Dear Mr Gnatskovskyy, The undersigned lawyers’ organisations…

European lawyers’ declaration on May Day: Anti Covid-19 policies threaten workers’ rights

The Covid-19 pandemic policies of European governments have dramatic consequences, especially for workers, the self-employed and small businesses In many sectors of the economy, workers are most at risk to their health, especially in the health and care sector, public transport sector, and retail trade and delivery services sector. Occupational health and safety regulations, which…

ELDH Statements and reports – in solidarity with detained lawyers in Turkey

On 2 April 2020, more than 70 lawyers from all over the world followed the call for a video conference in solidarity with lawyers imprisoned for political reasons in Turkey, with interventions from Ayşe Bingöl of the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project, Barbara Spinelli of Giuristi Democratici, and Şerife Ceren Uysal, of the Progressive…

European Lawyers: Refugees at the Greek border are victims of EU and Turkish complicity *

On 1 March 2020 the Greek Government unilaterally invoked Article 78.3 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), announcing that it would not accept new asylum applications for one month and that those who attempt to enter illegally would be turned back. These measures were in response to the Turkish Government’s…

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