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

01.01.-31.12.2018 Ankara, Gümüşhane, Istanbul, Munich, Rabat, Kiev

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 In Turkey International Law Breaches Concerning the Independence of Legal Profession in …

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

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)

ELDH demands the immediate release of lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı

update ELDH is gravely concerned at the arrest of the President of the progressive Turkish lawyers association ÇHD, Selçuk Kozağaçlı, who is also a member of the ELDH Executive Committee. ELDH is still  more  concerned at  reports that Selçuk Kozağaçlı was beaten by police during his arrest. Selçuk Kozağaçlı is well known as a human …

ELDH demands the immediate release of lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı

ELDH demands the release of detained Turkish lawyers

Declaration of 7 lawyers‘ organisation – Demonstrations in 7 European countries in front of Turkish embassies ELDH demands the release of detained Turkish lawyers Another 14 members of the Progressive Lawyers Association CHD were detained in Turkey by decision of the judge on 21 September 2017, after 9 days police custody: Lawyers Didem Ünsal, Aytaç …

ELDH demands the release of detained Turkish lawyers

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.

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

Massenprozesse gegen AnwältInnen in der Türkei

07.-14.05.15 Istanbul - Silviri

Nächste Gelegenheiten für Prozessbeobachtungen Der nächste Termin im „KCK AnwältInnen Prozess“ wird am 7. und 8. Mai 2015 in Istanbul stattfinden. In diesem Prozess sind 46 Anwält*innen angeklagt. Der nächste Termin im „CHD oder DHKP-C AnwältInnen Prozess“ wird vom am 13. und 14. Mai 2015 in Istanbul stattfinden. In diesem Prozess sind 22 Anwält*innen angeklagt …

Massenprozesse gegen AnwältInnen in der Türkei

„Der so genannte Anti-Terror Kampf am Beispiel der Kurdinnen und Kurden im Lichte internationalen Rechts“

Bonn, Internationale Fachtagung, 6. – 8. Februar 2015 Bonner Abschluss-Resolution Nach intensiver Befassung der TeilnehmerInnen der Fachtagung mit dem Selbstbestimmungsrecht der KurdInnen dem Konzept des Terrorismus und dem rechtlichen und politischen Lösungsweg kommen diese zu folgendem Ergebnis: Das kurdische Volk in den Staaten des Nahen-Ostens (Türkei, Syrien, Irak, Iran) hat das Recht auf Selbstbestimmung. Nach …

„Der so genannte Anti-Terror Kampf am Beispiel der Kurdinnen und Kurden im Lichte internationalen Rechts“