International Coalition consists of Bar Associations and NGOs made submission on rights violations in Turkey
International Coalition consists of Law Society of England & Wales, Bar Human Rights Committee, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, Conseil National des Barreaux, European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World… Read More ›
The Arrested Lawyers made submission to the United Nations on ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative made submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review for Turkey, The submission titled ‘Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers (2016-2019) | Unjust Arrests and Convictions’ covers mass arbitrary prosecution of lawyers, violation of Turkish lawyers’ the… Read More ›
On the third anniversary of 2016’s coup attempt, Celal Uzunkaya who is general director of the Turkey’s General Directorate of Security (National Police) admits that 540,000 individuals have been detained on grounds of their alleged cohesion or connection with the Gulen Movement / Structure which is outlawed by the Turkish Government after the coup attempt.
Top bureaucrat of the Minister of Justice who has affiliation with extremist groups was appointed to the Constitutional Court
Turkish Judiciary’s the highest ranking bureaucrat, Selahattin Menteş who is undersecretary of the Justice Minister and former chair of the Inquiry Commission for State of Emergency Measures has been appointed to the Turkish Constitutionalists Court.
Mr. Mentes is a controversial name because of his affiliation with extremist cleric Nurettin Yildiz and lunatic hate-speech giver Kadir Misirlioglu.
Another controversial aspect of this appointment is that Mr Mentes is the former chair of the Inquiry Commission for State of Emergency Measures. During his term he signed thousands of decisions dismissing appeals of those who were purged under Emergency Decrees. Mr Mentes, as a Constitutional Court judge, will now have authority to consider appeals lodged against his own decisions.
By today’s appointment, the number of the members of the Constitutional Court who have been appointed by Erdogan has increased to seven out 17.
Four lawyers work in People’s Law Office in Istanbul were detained with a police raid on 20 July 2019. Lawyers Aysegul Cagatay, Nadide Ozdemir, Görkem Agdede and Ebru Timtik who are the members of Istanbul Bar Association have been arrested… Read More ›