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 …

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

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: trialobservation@eldh.eu ELDH Guide on Trial Observations UN Basic principles on the role of …

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

Collective Statement on the situation of refugees in Greece

The signatories acknowledge the recent decision of the Greek Government to increase the level of deterrence at the borders to the maximum, to stop the registration of asylum applications for one month and to turn back to their country of origin or their country of transit anyone trying to enter into Greece illegally, following the …

Collective Statement on the situation of refugees in Greece

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