ELDH protests against the new arrest of lawyers in Turkey

Download the statement In November 5 lawyers, all of them members of the ELDH member organisation ÖHD (Lawyers for Freedom) were arrested because of their legal professional activities. Their names are Kemal Akalin, Zakir Dündar, Yüksel Genc, Ahmet Hartavi and Fuat Sengül. In the meantime Kemal Akalin, Zakir Dündar, Yüksel Genc, and Ahmet Hartavi were …

ELDH protests against the new arrest of lawyers in Turkey

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

01.01.-31.12.2019 Ankara, Istanbul, Madrid

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: trialobservation@eldh.eu ELDH Guide on Trial Observations UN Basic principles on the role of lawyers In Turkey International Law …

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

European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

At the Silivri Prison Camp the lawyers delegation had the opportunity to talk to 4 convicted CHD lawyers who are detained in Silivri: Selçuk Kocağaçlı (sentenced to 11 years and 3 months), Behiç Aşçı (sentenced to 12 years) and Barkın Timtik (sentenced to 18 years and 9 months) , Ebru Timtik (senteced to 13 years …

European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

ELDH – Statement condemning Turkey’s invasion of Rojava / North Eastern Syria

ELDH denounces Turkey’s invasion of North East Syria, which constitutes a gross violation of international law by the Turkish Republic and its officials. ELDH also condemns in the strongest possible terms the facilitation of this invasion by the U.S. ELDH finally denounces the US and Russian veto against a statement of the UN Security Council …

ELDH – Statement condemning Turkey’s invasion of Rojava / North Eastern Syria