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.
Report: Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession
The UN Special Rapporteur presented his report on the Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession to the 50th Human Rights Council that is to be held in Geneva between 13… Read More ›
[Analysis] Members of the Turkish judiciary are promoted based on the extent of their crackdown on government critics￼
Erdoğan is widely criticized for taking the Turkish judiciary under his absolute control, particularly after the coup attempt in 2016, and for destroying the separation of powers. The appointment of such notorious judicial figures to posts in the Ministry of Justice dashes any hope of the possibility of a fair trial when Erdoğan dissidents are prosecuted.
European Parliament condemned the crackdown on lawyers in Turkey and call for the release of imprisoned lawyers
The European Parliament particularly condemned continuing crackdown on lawyers. MEP said:
the Parliament “is appalled by reports of a pattern of persecution of lawyers representing individuals accused of terrorism whereby the lawyers were prosecuted for the same crime as that attributed to their client.”
The Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has decided that it would not take action against the judges who defied the judgment of the Constitutional Court dated January 2018 ordering the release of writer Mehmet Altan that causing him to… Read More ›