Presentation of the Verdict of the Judges of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds

Presentation of the Verdict of the Judges of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds at the European Parliament, Brussels, 24 May 2018 A session of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on alleged violations of international law and international humanitarian law by the Turkish Republic and its officials in their relations with the Kurdish people and …

Presentation of the Verdict of the Judges of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds

ELDH calls on the EU and the EU member states – to condemn the Turkish attack on Afrin (Northern Syria)

Appeal of European Lawyers download the ELDH statement (PDF-file) the statement of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers IADL ELDH calls on the EU, and all other world powers, to condemn Turkey’s unprovoked attack on the people of Afrin in Syria. This amounts to a war crime (aggression) and commission of crimes against humanity. Afrin, …

ELDH calls on the EU and the EU member states – to condemn the Turkish attack on Afrin (Northern Syria)

Juristinnen und Juristen warnen vor Entstehung faschistischer Diktatur in der Türkei

Aufruf Europäischer Jurist*innen – andere Jurist*innen Organisationen und individuelle Jurist*innen sind aufgerufen zu unterzeichnen Die komplette Ausschaltung der politischen Opposition in einer Gesellschaft, und insbesondere der demokratischen Kräfte, ist ein typisches Kennzeichen für die mögliche Entstehung einer faschistischen Diktatur. Schon seit Jahren werden in der Türkei schwerwiegende Menschenrechtsverletzungen und die Missachtung demokratischer Grundsätze festgestellt. Dies …

Juristinnen und Juristen warnen vor Entstehung faschistischer Diktatur in der Türkei

THE INDEPENDENCE OF LAWYERS MUST BE RESPECTED, AND THEY MUST NOT BE IDENTIFIED WITH THEIR CLIENTS – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, ESPECIALLY THAT OF ACADEMICS, MUST BE RESPECTED BY THE TURKISH AUTHORITIES.

ELDH Statement ELDH is highly alarmed by the new mass arrest of Turkish citizens. According to Turkish media 320 Turkish citizens have been detained this week. Among them are lawyers, academics, politicians and students. They are suspected by the Turkish authorities of supporting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). It seems very likely, according to reports …

THE INDEPENDENCE OF LAWYERS MUST BE RESPECTED, AND THEY MUST NOT BE IDENTIFIED WITH THEIR CLIENTS – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, ESPECIALLY THAT OF ACADEMICS, MUST BE RESPECTED BY THE TURKISH AUTHORITIES.

European Lawyers report Massive Human Rights Violations in Diyarbakir (Turkey) due to curfew – immediate international action needed

Press Release A delegation* of 10 lawyers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Italy visited Diyarbakir, Turkey, from 21st to 24th of January 2016 to monitor the impact of the curfew on the population. The mission was coordinated by two European lawyers’ organisations, the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) and the …

European Lawyers report Massive Human Rights Violations in Diyarbakir (Turkey) due to curfew – immediate international action needed

Mass trials against lawyers in Turkey going on

22.10.- 25.11.15 Istanbul

KCK Lawyers Trial, next hearing on 22nd October 2015, in Istanbul In November 2011, 46 lawyers were arrested in simultaneous police raids in many Turkish cities as part of the so-called KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) operations, anti-terror operations that have seen over 8.000 journalists, trade unionists, politicians, deputies, local coucillors and mayors http://peaceinkurdistancampaign.wordpress.com/resources/pik-campaign-statements/trials-and-tribulations-in-turkey/ arrested since …

Mass trials against lawyers in Turkey going on

Curfew Reports on Cizre and Silvan

Reports of lawyers and other observers 1. Lawyers Delegation to Cizre, ELDH has been represented by Lawyer Barbara Spinelli from Bologna The report on the lawyers Delegation to Cizre from 11 to 13 September 2015 (in Italian) The report on the lawyers Delegation to Cizre from 11 to 13 September 2015 (in English) 2. Lawyers …

Curfew Reports on Cizre and Silvan

Prozessbeobachtung am 20. Juni 2013 in Silivri (Istanbul)

21.06.13 Istanbul, Turkey

Anhörung im Prozess gegen 46 Anwältinnen und Anwälte 7. Verhandlungstag Der “Anwaltsprozess” ist einer von drei Massenprozessen die im Juli 2012 in Istanbul eröffnet wurden. Es gibt viele Massenprozesse in anderen türkischen Städten. Alle stehen in Verbindung mit der sogenannten “KCK” Operation der türkischen Regierung mit insgesamt über 8.000 Festnahmen. Der türkische Justizminister Sadullah Ergin …

Prozessbeobachtung am 20. Juni 2013 in Silivri (Istanbul)

Observation of the trial against 46 lawyers

6th November 2012, Instanbul (Silivri) Joint declaration of the undersigning organisations: We, as international lawyers representing the undersigned organisations, were in Silivri (Turkey) to observe the continuation of the trial of our colleagues: 46 Kurdish lawyers and 3 members of their staff. We summarise our concerns around the following issues; The first hearing for this …

Observation of the trial against 46 lawyers