EUROPEAN LAWYERS EXPRESS THEIR UTMOST CONCERN ABOUT THE ARREST OF 12 BASQUE LAWYERS IN SPAIN

Declaration / Press release / Letter to the Spanish minister of justice The European Lawyers Associations ELDH and AED-EDL are extremely concerned about the information that on 12th January 2015, at 07h00 in the morning in the Basque Country/Spain and in Madrid 16 people, among them 12 lawyers, were  arrested for alleged terrorist crimes. The …

EUROPEAN LAWYERS EXPRESS THEIR UTMOST CONCERN ABOUT THE ARREST OF 12 BASQUE LAWYERS IN SPAIN

Motion regarding the situation of Lawyers and Human Rights defenders in the Basque Country

We, members of the European lawyers organisations, ELDH and EDL, would like to denounce the criminalisation and harassment of Human Rights defenders, lawyers and political activists by the Spanish authorities. Despite the fact that since years Basque parties, institutions and civil society are immersed in a process towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict and …

Motion regarding the situation of Lawyers and Human Rights defenders in the Basque Country

Basque prisoners in Spain and France

ELDH Statement one year after the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) is gravely concerned about the situation of Basque prisoners and detainees in Spain and France. Despite the fact that ETA declared the definitive cessation of its armed activities in 2011, …

Basque prisoners in Spain and France

3. Tag der gefährdeten Anwältin / des gefährdeten Anwalts – 24.Januar 2013

24.12.12-25.01.13 Various European Cities

Europäische JuristInnen fordern: das Recht baskischer Anwältinnen und Anwälte in Spanien auf freie Berufsausübung muss respektiert werden Während der letzten zwei Jahrzente wurden mehr als 20 baskische Anwältinnen und Anwälte in Spanien in Untersuchungshaft genommen, mehrere von ihnen bis zu fast 2 Jahren. Allen verhafteten Anwältinnen und Anwälte wurden terroristische Verbrechen in Verbindung mit der …

3. Tag der gefährdeten Anwältin / des gefährdeten Anwalts – 24.Januar 2013

ELDH Statement – LEGALISATION OF SORTU

Düsseldorf / London – February 2012 In 2011 ELDH published two statements concerning the legalization of SORTU (1). ELDH stated that it “regards the foundation of the political party SORTU as opening up a real chance for transition to a peaceful and democratic solution of the conflicts in the Basque Country. This new party SORTU …

ELDH Statement – LEGALISATION OF SORTU

ELDH is concerned about the future of the peace process in the Basque Country

ELDH Statement ELDH is deeply concerned that the request of Spanish Government to the state prosecutor to prepare an application to the Supreme Court for the banning of SORTU indicates that the Spanish Government rejects any political solution of the Basque conflict. ELDH expects and demands that the Spanish Government and the Spanish Public Prosecutor …

ELDH is concerned about the future of the peace process in the Basque Country

Respect the rights of Basque Lawyers

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) is gravely concerned about the arrest of three well known Basque lawyers who have over many years defended Basque political prisoners.  They are Arantza Zulueta, Iker Sarriegi and Jon Enparantza. The work of such lawyers has been subjected to a campaign of criminalization …

Respect the rights of Basque Lawyers

ELDH Human Rights Mission to Basque Country

Report on the ELDH Human Rights Mission to Basque Country, 25th till 28th March 2010, Donostia ELDH Participants: Professor Bill Bowring (ELDH President), Thomas Schmidt (ELDH General Secretary) Organizer: BEHATOKIA, Iratxe UrizarThis report is the result of a four days visit to the Basque Country. Due to the excellent preparation and organization, including detailed documentation, …

ELDH Human Rights Mission to Basque Country