Turkey Human Rights Accountability Projects makes its first submission to UK Foreign Office to have notable abusers of human rights in Turkey placed on the United Kingdom’s sanction list.
18 May 2021 marks the second anniversary of the torture incident which took place in Sanliurfa province of Turkey between 18 May 2019 and 28 May 2019, and victimized some fifty individuals.
Within the scope of Turkey Human Rights Accountability Project, the Arrested Lawyers Initiative summarily translated the report of Human Rights Center of Sanliurfa Bar Association to English. We also worked with renowned Italian artist Gianluca Costantini who illustrated the accounts of the victims.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Italian Federation for Human Rights, Italian National Bar Association and Justice Abroad arranged a conference bringing together international experts, human rights defenders, lawyers, and practitioners to discuss the impact… Read More ›
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published the fifth edition of its report named ‘Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey‘.
On 24 Marh 2021, the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation approved the reports of its committees which concluded that Turkey breached its obligations under the ILO conventions, namely the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) and the Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No. 158).
According to a report published by the Center for Lawyers’ Rights of Diyarbakir Bar Association, the lawyers registered with Diyarbakir Bar Association are under systematic judicial harassment. The report reveals that there are seventy-eight ongoing investigations and prosecutions against at least… Read More ›