A rights group consists of lawyers making advocacy to ensure lawyers and human rights defenders perform their duty without fear of intimidation, reprisal and judicial harassment.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative is the member of the International Observatory for Lawyers.
ILO / Turkey: The closure of the 19 unions and punishment of their executives and members are unlawful
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 ›
UK journalist Stephen Delahunty made an interview with Steven Donziger for our Youtube channel. Steven Donziger won a multibillion-dollar judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. In reprisal, he was sued in New York, and he has been on house arrest for… Read More ›
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 ›
Turkey was reviewed by UPR WG 35, in January 2020. It received 321 recommendations and it supported 216 recommendations at the adoption of its UPR outcome at HumanRights Council 45, in September 2020. Supported recommendations related to: Legal and general framework of implementation, universal and cross-cutting… Read More ›