LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS PROTEST ARREST OF TURKISH LAWYER SEDA SARALDI

The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL), and the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) on 31 October 2020:  Another lawyer from Turkey has been arrested Free Seda Saraldı ! We, the undersigned international lawyers’ associations, have for many years …

Lawyers on hunger strike near death

The undersigned organisations have been following recent developments in the cases of human rights lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, who have been on hunger strike since February 2020. On 5 April 2020, the Turkish Day of the Lawyer, Timtik and Ünsal announced that they would persist in their hunger strike even if it leads …

Solidarity with Turkish Bar Associations

European lawyers express solidarity with Turkish Bar Associations The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) expresses its grave concern at the news that a peaceful demonstration of the presidents and other members of almost 60 Bar Associations was blocked by the police, without any legal ground, from entering Ankara. The …

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 …

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 …

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 …