«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 …

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 In Turkey International Law …

International Memorial Event for Ebru Timtik: A life dedicated to the struggle – 5 April 2021, 18.30 pm (CEST) – 19.30 pm (TR)

On the Day of Lawyers (Turkey), the international legal community gather together to commemorate Ebru Timtik who passed away after a 238-days hunger strike with the demand of a fair trial for all people who are suffering under the ongoing injustice in Turkey. Ebru Timtik will never be forgotten and as lawyers, we will never …

Threat of HDP ban: European lawyers demand credible EU response

Download PDF A few days ago Turkey’s Chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court filed an indictment seeking dissolution of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The indictment accuses HDP leaders and members “of acting in a way that flouts the democratic and international rules of law, colluding with the terrorist PKK and affiliated groups, and …

LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF TURKISH LAWYER OYA ASLAN

To the president of Istanbul 37. Heavy Penal Court No: 2020/247 Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Vienna, Brussels. 11.01.2020 LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF TURKISH LAWYER OYA ASLAN We, the undersigned international lawyers’ associations, have for many years condemned the criminal prosecutions and investigations targeted against lawyers in Turkey and internationally for performing the duties of …

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 …