Political trials against lawyers and political activists in Turkey and other countries

ELDH will try to send observers to the following trials. These trials are observed by many lawyers from different organisations in Europe. Colleagues who wish to participate in the trial observation should get into contact with ELDH: Email ELDH Guide on Trial Observations UN Basic principles on the role of lawyers PEN Norway: The study …

Political trials against lawyers and political activists in Turkey and other countries

hier Termin und Ort eintragen ELDH will try to send observers to the following trials. These trials are observed by many lawyers from different organisations in Europe. Colleagues who wish to participate in the trial observation should get into contact with ELDH: ELDH Guide on Trial Observations UN Basic principles on the role of …

International Fair Trial Day and the Ebru Timtik Award, 14 June 2024, Manila – Programme and online registration

Save the Date and Register International Fair Trial Day Conference and the Ebru Timtik Award Ceremony 14 June 2024, 10:00 – 17:30 PHT /04.00am – 11.30am CET / 3am – 10.30am GMT Malcolm Theater, Malcolm Hall, University of the Philippines,  Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines In-person & online eventRegistration: HERE Event Overview and detailed …

Report – International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) 2023 – Mexico

Mexico: eighteen international civil society organizations released a report of the 2023 International Fair Trial Day and of the Ebru Timtik Award. On June 14, 2023, around 300 human rights lawyers, judges, reporters, and associations worldwide attended online and in-person to the third edition of the International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) and Ebru Timtik Award. …

Trial observations

Germany case concerning alleged DHKP-C membershipReport in German Greece Homayoun Saberata case – concerning alleged smuggling of aliensPreliminary Report Pylos 9 case – concerning alleged membership in a criminal organisation, facilitating unauthorised transport of foreigners in the Greek territory and causing the shipwreck that resulted in hundreds of people losing their livesPress Release Moria 6 …

Freedom of expression – solidarity with Charlotte Kates

ELDH Condemns the ongoing attacks on the freedom of expression of those protesting against Israel  and   the arrest and charges  brought against IADL Bureau member  and NLG International Committee Organizer, Charlotte Kates   The arrest, detention and charge of Ms. Kates, is a clear example of the ongoing  criminalisation of those who choose to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian  people in their struggle for self-determination and against Israeli occupation, apartheid and  genocide Ms. Kates, who is also the International Coordinator for the Palestinian prisoner solidarity  network Samidoun, was apprehended in Vancouver while commuting home after having participated in the  establishment of a Palestine solidarity encampment at the University of British Columbia. She was subsequently charged with “public incitement of hatred” and “wilful promotion of  hatred” for a speech she delivered on 26 April.   Detaining and …

International conference – Political Prisoners: Isolation, ill-treatment and torture, 11 April 2024, Brussels – Final Resolution

On 11 April 2024, following the conference organised by the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), European Democratic Lawyers (AED), Association for International Law and Democracy (MAF-DAD), the following findings and conclusions were reached by the conference components Download in English, in German, in Italian, in Spanish, in Turkish

ELDH celebrates the historic decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights  to hold Colombia  responsible for violating the right to defend human rights

Download the statement The “Miembros de la Corporación Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” Vs.Colombia” case judgment of 18th October 2023,  is a historic opportunity to make reparations to the victims, who for more than 45 years have worked in the defense of human rights in Colombia.  The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has issued …

Political Prisoners: Isolation, ill-treatment and torture, 11 April 2024, 14.00 – 17.00 CET, Brussels

Jointly organized by ELDH, AED and MAF-DAD Hosted by: Massimiliano Smeriglio Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Location: Brussels, European Parliament, Room: ASP3G3 Opening speeches: Video message: Mauro Palma Former Chair of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Keynote Speeches: Download the programme Media

EU-Turkey Statement – Eight years of Violence, Discrimination, Segregation, and Exclusion

When the EU-Turkey Statement was issued in March 2016, it was roundly denounced byhuman rights groups for its complete disregard for the international obligation of states toprotect the rights of refugees1. While the so-called “deal” itself was no more than anon-binding press release, it set the course for the implementation of increasingly draconianand violent border …